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Colback Out to Make His Mark With Town
Colback Out to Make His Mark With Town
Thursday, 6th Aug 2009 14:55

New loan signing Jack Colback says joining the Blues on loan is the next step in his career progression. The 19-year-old, who will be with Town until January, was a regular in Sunderland’s reserves last season and now aims to make his mark for the Blues in the Championship.

The England U20 international told the club site: I went to see Steve Bruce about going out on loan and he mentioned Ipswich. It's a massive club and obviously I know about the manager here, Roy Keane, from his time at Sunderland. I was in the youth team when he was at the club, but I trained with the first team under him and played in a few friendlies.

"I know what he wants from his players and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to work with him again. It's a great chance for me to push my career on. I played a lot of reserve team football last season and going out on loan to a Championship club seemed the next step to make.

"Joining until January gives me a chance to settle down as well. It gives me the opportunity to hopefully make my mark here.

“I know there are some really good players here, so there is going to be plenty of competition for places, but I'm ready for it. I'm here to play first team football and do well for Ipswich."

The central midfielder arrived at Portman Road today and trained with his new team-mates. Earlier this morning, manager Roy Keane confirmed that Colback will be in contention for a role at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.

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Wallingford_Boy added 14:58 - Aug 6
On loan until January or season?? Phil??????????

Huggy added 15:03 - Aug 6
according to the official itfc site its til january

im_marcacus added 15:03 - Aug 6
It mentions twice in the article that he will be at PR until January. Nice little loanee, he couldn't sound any more up for it

saturday_superhouse added 15:04 - Aug 6
Reckon this lad will be good, did a job for my Chesterfield side on Football Manager. Wait a minute...

Wallingford_Boy added 15:06 - Aug 6
But the original story says its a season long loan??

PhilTWTD added 15:08 - Aug 6
Was reported as a season-long loan when Sunderland confirmed it yesterday, but RK said until January this morning and I'm not arguing with him.

OsborneOneNil added 15:08 - Aug 6
Yeah, that's right Wally, it did. It has been confirmed that it is only until Jauary now.

Chill dude.

Wallingford_Boy added 15:21 - Aug 6
But it makes me soooo angry all this uncertainty....

fraybentos added 15:23 - Aug 6
Well saturday Superhouse, I refused to pick him in my Championship Manager Team purely because he is of the ginger persuasion.....

degausser added 15:37 - Aug 6
good luck to the lad, hope he excells here and helps to propel us to top spot in time for us to extend his loan in Jan!

europeantour added 15:49 - Aug 6
I cant belive we have signed the shermanator

BlueBoots added 16:05 - Aug 6
Hearing RK's description of Jack Colback, he sounds like another option for the holding midfield duties along with Colin Healy. I'm just hoping his "Scholesy" nickname at Sunderland is for the haircut rather than his tackling ability...

Dale added 16:46 - Aug 6
We only need him until January as Civelli is fit then and Martin will move to central midfield?

Mark added 16:55 - Aug 6
Good luck to him. Pity it isn't a season loan as if he does well and we develop him then he returns to Sunderland in January it isn't so good. I guess there is no option to buy him in the loan deal.

Rozz added 16:58 - Aug 6
i thought martin was a left winger by trait? and i think RK would favour his pace over civelli - even if he looked very promising last season. It's gonna take him a while to get back up to fitness and push back into 1st team, unless he tucks in next to or behind martin?

villageblues added 17:11 - Aug 6
i am very excited at the prospect of this kid he sounds promising! although do reli need anova midfielder??

RomeoZondervan added 01:33 - Aug 7
I can't see Martin playing in the centre of midfield. I can see Martin playing up front over time once Civelli comes back.

As for Colback another Mark Noble I hope.

I am hearing rumours about a certain K. Dyer coming back on loan to regain full fitness. Dont know if its just people putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 5 though

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