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Wordsworth Delighted to Finally Sign for Town
Friday, 1st Feb 2013 06:03

Anthony Wordsworth has spoken of his delight at finally signing on the dotted line to become an Ipswich player following an anxious wait of almost three weeks.

Midfielder Wordsworth, whose Colchester contract was due to expire at the end of the season, has been snapped up for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £100,000 rising to £200,000.

The 24-year-old Londoner admitted he was a relieved man when all the signing formalities were eventually completed on Wednesday because he had first been alerted to Town’s interest earlier in the month.

Camden-born Wordsworth explained: “I came here for a couple of days to train. I was suspended for Colchester so it was a brilliant opportunity for me to come down, see the training ground and see what it was all about.

“Ipswich are a big club and this is a big step up for me. I’m delighted to get the opportunity to test myself in this division. Obviously I was at Colchester for a long time and I had some great years there but I think it was the right time to move on.

“Tommy Smith has been on loan at Colchester and Tom Eastman is now there, and they couldn’t speak highly enough of Ipswich. It’s always been a club that Colchester players look up to; it’s where we want to be so I’m really, really happy to be here.”

Wordsworth, who spent seven years with Charlton and a further eight at Colchester, was first alerted to Town’s interest in signing him by boss Mick McCarthy.

He added: “I’d been aware of Ipswich’s interest for a few weeks, since I came to train here. I had a chat with the manager here and he said he liked what he saw and that the club would try to do something.

“Over the last few weeks it developed. But Wednesday, when I actually signed the contract, was a big relief. I had the medical and once it was all confirmed I was very pleased to become an Ipswich player.”

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cartman1972 added 07:40 - Feb 1
Good lad , get a few cutting passes in from midfield to set up the forwards and bang bang you're a hit with the fans.

Gobbs69 added 08:05 - Feb 1
Welcome to PR Ant.
Looks delighted doesn't he!

algarvefan added 08:40 - Feb 1
Good luck mate, you maybe just the midfield player we need

cooper4england added 10:01 - Feb 1
 It’s always been a club that Colchester players look up to

Bet Col U fans are spitting feathers at that comment!

sirbenofmorlingshire added 10:25 - Feb 1
Not thinking it's anything bad, but what do you reckon he means about he was suspended at Colchester? if you get a Red card and get suspended, I'm assuming the ban does not stop you training (that wuold just be mad). Anyone know or can shed some light - I'm just curious.

footyblue added 11:16 - Feb 1
It was a 2 game ban for 10 yellows and sure you can still train but cannot play in any competitive matches I believe.

bluemikey100 added 12:13 - Feb 1
hes spent 7 years at charlton and 8 at colchester hopefully the same here and be a success and score the goals from midfield future captain the new Matty Holland

kerryblue added 13:53 - Feb 1
Hopefully he will shake up the midfield a little bit.

Ipswichbusiness added 17:50 - Feb 1
I haven't seen him, but he sounds like a good signing.

Cheddar1610 added 21:16 - Feb 1
Sounds like a good signing

Hopefully he can bring some cutting edge to the team which we have been lacking especially in the final third lately



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