Stearman Jumped at Chance to Work With Old Bosses Tuesday, 29th Jan 2013 15:53
New loan signing Richard Stearman says the chance to work with manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor again was a significant factor in his decision to join the Blues. The 25-year-old will be at Portman Road for the rest of the season.
Speaking in an interview with Ipswich Player, Stearman said: “I have obviously worked under Mick and TC before and that was a big factor in me coming here.
“Once I knew I was wanted down here at Portman Road, I jumped at it. I know a few of the lads already, so it was nice to see a few familiar friendly faces this morning.
“I have not played as much football as I would have liked this season so the opportunity to come here and play games made it an easy decision.
“It’s frustrating when you work all week and then have to sit on the bench or in the stands on a Saturday afternoon.
“Footballers want to be out there playing and I’m no different. I’m looking forward to my time here and hopefully helping Ipswich get some points on the board.”
Meanwhile, Anthony Wordsworth’s switch from Colchester seems more likely to be completed tomorrow rather than today, the clubs having agreed a fee believed to be in the region of £100,000.
Good experience and he's only 25. Can only get better, although will we make this a permanent? Feel for Hewitt a bit, but he's young and upcoming. Wordsworth looks a great signing too, hopefully the creative midfielder we need.
Pleased about this move - it's been coming for some time. Also good to see Kisnorbo is staying, especially given he and Stearman are already familiar with each other having played together at Leicester (along with McAuley and Fulop, funnily enough!)
Certainly now fair bit of competition at the back now,which has been MM's teams strengths in past;lets hope that midfield signing materialises as desperately short of flair in that department.I also think unlike some that we need a good gk.Begovich was excellent here and is now playing in prem for Stoke,not sure how old Alexander is but believe still playing for Glasgow Rangers inScottish 3rd Div. We need stoppers of this calibre which we havn't had since for several years.
Hopefully he has something to prove to Wolves for leaving him out and all those doubters. Just have to see if he can live up to that large price tag. He has experience of the Prem League and is still young enough to be hungry which is just what we need to get us out of the position we are in.
Good signing! Although I'm starting to think I've been an ITFC fan for too long. I've got real concerns that the Wordsworth deal will fall through. Just because the whole thing has been made so public by CUFC. I think they're hoping someone else will come in and start a bidding war.
I much prefer a shock signing that no one knew was happening! lol
i seem more enthusiastic about next season than this season.after saturdays tough to take defeat i think not unless we go on a run of wins to the end of the season, we are not going to be in the mix at the end of the season. i think if we can keep some of the loanees that we would have a pretty strong core to the team.keeping spearman and an a few others would see us covered in the areas we havevn't been for years.i think with the guy from colchester signing it makes me wonder whats going to happen to drury,who in my eyes hasn't done much wrong this season, he must be pretty good then!
mattb97,give up the x-lax , Managers who sign players from their past teams do so because they know the player,from working together.To tag the player as a reject is unfair and stupid.Mick is a better judge of players than PJ was ,and i would suggest a better judge than yourself ,give them both a chance and some credit . Welcome RC . COYB
Seems as though new boss Saunders doesn't rate Stearman, so he could become available in the summer. If he proves a good signing (and obviously MM/TC have time now to weigh him up) and we have a decent last few months to season then he may be encouraged to stay (and he seems happy to back under MM), and sign for a club going in right direction.
Matt B - I tend to agree with you; low on confidence, Wolves fans are laughing we've taken him and i got slated here last night for saying so, he is no great shakes, however i hope he proves us doubters wrong. In Mick we trust.