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Wordsworth: Right Time to Step Up
Wednesday, 30th Jan 2013 16:44

New Blues signing Anthony Wordsworth believes now is the right time for him to make the step up to the Championship. The 24-year-old, who has signed from League One Colchester for a fee believed to be in the region of an initial £100,000, has put pen to paper on a contract until the summer of 2015 with the option of a further season.

Wordsworth told the club site: “I’m obviously delighted to be here. It’s a big challenge and a big opportunity for me and I can’t wait to get going.

“I had opportunities to move last January but this feels the right time and the right club to make that step up.

“I can remember playing here for Colchester in a pre-season game a few years back and looking around the place and thinking what a big club Ipswich is and now I’m relishing the opportunity I’ve got here.”

The central midfielder, who operated as a winger earlier in his career, confirmed that he had trained with Town earlier in the month while unable to play for the U’s due to a ban.

“I was suspended for Colchester so took the opportunity to train with Ipswich and talk to the manager here,” he continued.

“I felt the three days had gone well and I left my boots at the training ground hoping I would be going back there!

“There was talk of other clubs being interested in me, but Ipswich was the only club that I wanted to join and I’m delighted I have been given the chance to show what I can do.”

The Londoner paid tribute to Colchester, where he started his career: "I was there a long time and enjoyed my time at the club over the years and, after eight years, I felt that this is the right time for me to go.

"Colchester is a brilliant club, and I can't speak highly enough of everybody there. They gave me my opportunity in professional football and I will always be grateful for that in the years to come."

Photo: ITFC

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floridaboy added 16:47 - Jan 30
Welcome Anthony, hopefully you will play Saturday and show the fans what you can do and you are not a loan!

Keeper tomorrow please!

DallianAttkinson added 16:48 - Jan 30
Welcome Tone, lets score a few from midfield eh son?!

martleshamitfc added 16:48 - Jan 30
Hope his boots are still here! Welcome Anthony , need some spark in the midfield.

Tufty added 16:50 - Jan 30
must be part of Micks master plan, go to it.

Jon_456 added 16:51 - Jan 30
He could play without boots and still have a better end product than lee martin.

pazelle added 16:55 - Jan 30
Well happy with this!

Steelmonkey added 16:57 - Jan 30
Welcome to the club, hope you make a great first impression.

Kesgraveblue57 added 16:57 - Jan 30
Welcome to Ipswich Anthony really hope you do well here

alexharban added 16:59 - Jan 30
Made me smile reading this!

TractorBoy666 added 16:59 - Jan 30
Wordsworth on the wing, a new right winger too with a keeper and we are sorted. Although can't see us getting another winger. Hopefully you're the answer to our creativity side!

gazzmac4 added 17:00 - Jan 30
Really chuffed with this. Young, hungry, all to prove and a bit of creativity which we need. Also at 100k that is excellent business. Lets get to it. COYB.

irishtim added 17:00 - Jan 30
Goal on your debut to beat boro & The Legend begins.

hughesuk123 added 17:10 - Jan 30
good luck mate , well done mm now we can create chances lets see if we can put them away

ITFC4EVER added 17:18 - Jan 30
'Ipswich was the only club that I wanted to join'

So he a positive feeling for the club and lets hope that turns into positive results! COYB!

lonelyblue added 17:25 - Jan 30
Let's hope nobody has played a practical joke on him and swapped them for Jamma's boots, like they've done to JET in the past year.

wrighty_blue97 added 17:26 - Jan 30
Great signing, now a striker. I think we should go back in for campbell because palace are after ebanks blake and hull havent signed him. I would also like to see adam hammill he is a very creative midfielder who can actually finish, unlike martin. As for a GK we don't need one we have Scotty Loach and ALB as back up.

gypo added 17:35 - Jan 30
Poetry in motion.

deano85 added 17:42 - Jan 30
Making the right noises, wants to be here!

MickMillsTash added 17:44 - Jan 30
Looks like he spent last night on the razzle and slept in a hedge

walberswick added 17:46 - Jan 30
No, that's supposed to be fashionable in Colchester.

MickMillsTash added 17:53 - Jan 30
Well if I had a bit of ginger in my beard I would defintely shave, especially on my first day

cooper4england added 18:21 - Jan 30
Chora will have sold those boots.

Mark added 18:21 - Jan 30
How lovely it is to sign a promising young player who is ready for our first team, someone who is our player and not a loan, and someone from League One ready to step up and show what he can do. Welcome, Anthony.

cooper4england added 18:24 - Jan 30
Chopra..... never so funny when you make a spelling mistake!

jollyroger added 18:24 - Jan 30
Welcome tony see you Saturday and hopefully a winning debut

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