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McGoldrick at Town to Play for Mick
Friday, 11th Jan 2013 06:01

David McGoldrick has made it clear he opted for Ipswich ahead of other suitors because Mick McCarthy is the manager at Portman Road.

The 25-year-old striker completed a loan move from Nottingham Forest and made his debut as a second-half substitute in Town’s 2-1 FA Cup third round defeat at Aston Villa last Saturday.

But McGoldrick, who has already agreed a two-year permanent contract from July 1st, could feature from the start at table-topping Cardiff this weekend.

He revealed he was not short of offers after a scintillating loan stint at Coventry in which he scored 17 goals in 26 appearances – but as soon as McCarthy made his move his mind was made up.

McGoldrick said: “It was all a bit crazy the day I signed because other clubs were coming in for me. But I chose Ipswich because I want to play for Mick McCarthy.

“I’ve really enjoyed my first week. The training facilities are great and the club look after you well, plus the other lads have welcomed me on board.

“I didn’t want to sit around and get stale, which would have happened if I’d stayed at Forest. The chance to join Ipswich, a massive club with a top manager, was too good to miss.”

McGoldrick hails from Nottingham and started out at County before joining Southampton, who received £1 million when he returned home to sign for Forest in June 2009.

He added: “It was a great move to join Forest but at the time they had six strikers – all good strikers – and it was hard to get into the team at times.

“Then there was a change of manager and I had a few injuries, which didn’t help. It’s time now to look forward. I’m an Ipswich Town player and hopefully I’ll be able to score lots of goals for the club.”

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alexharban added 07:06 - Jan 11
Hope it all goes well for you Dave, good luck

bigolconnor added 07:07 - Jan 11
Dave. Nice one Dave.

MVBlue added 07:59 - Jan 11
Could this finally be Marcus Evans stewardship coming good? Hiring Mick with a big wage, now hald-decent players not PAST IT name players are seeing Mick and opting for us. Clegg may have learnt a thing or too as well?

MVBlue added 07:59 - Jan 11
Nb good pictures Philtwtd

blueherts added 08:29 - Jan 11
Wow , I cannot remember the last time a new player ( and we have seen afew in last 10 years!) has said I came for the MANAGER - instead of 'its a big club , great tradition , training facilities etc - ' THIS IS GREAT TO HEAR , We all know we have a great club - So it is great to hear players talk about the great manager - Go get em COYB

brittaniaman added 09:24 - Jan 11
At last we have a manager who can advise Marcus Evans about the football world and not be a YES man, he certainly is his own man !!!!!!!

rosseden added 09:30 - Jan 11
He went to forest when they had six strikers, we have nine! Hope he comes good. He could be a real gem. . . . .

Michael11 added 11:25 - Jan 11
It really speaks volumes of how highly regarded Mick is in the game. Hopefully McGoldrick can push on and score some goals for us, could be a great signing if he shows his Coventry form!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 12:50 - Jan 11
Michael 11. Very true. On other pages on this site people are re-assessing whether past problems signing players was more down to who the manager was rather than clegg and Evans as some previously thought. We may never know but interesting to ponder.

JohnyJohnson added 13:01 - Jan 11
haha rosseden - was about to make the exact same comment! Think he'll be top of the list though at the moment with his current rich vein of goals

BuckieBlue added 18:33 - Jan 11
In form, as MM says he can cut it at championship level, and he must rate him to give him,in effect, 2.5 years at least with us. He is keen to be here, wants to prove himself- could be an excellent signing.

h32 added 18:43 - Jan 11
...... not surprised he agreed to come here - players will want to play for MM and this Club now - no problem.

The Club recently have made a huge statement of intent with recent happenings - we ALL have to be well happy with that.

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