Skipper Chambers Signs New Deal
Friday, 5th May 2017 10:31
Town have announced that skipper Luke Chambers has signed a new two-year deal.
The Blues had already confirmed their intention to exercise the one-year option in the 31-year-old’s previous contract.
"I never envisaged leaving and I'm pleased to get things sorted now. I'm looking forward to the future now," the central defender or right-back told Ipswich Player HD.
Chambers putting pen to paper on a new deal ends months of speculation regarding his future, his former club Nottingham Forest - who the Blues meet in Sunday's final day game at the City Ground - having made a move for him on the final day of the January transfer window.
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|IpswichTownNL added 10:33 - May 5|
Great news. Now find a manager that plays him CB only.
|TrueBlue1998 added 10:35 - May 5|
Good stuff. Great centre half and crucial personality in the dressing room
|Bluebongo added 10:37 - May 5|
Glad that one,s done, now offer Bart a decent contract and we might have something to look forward to.
|itfc_steve added 10:39 - May 5|
**awaits negative anti mccarthy slur....
|Smithy added 10:39 - May 5|
More influential than the manager himself, one of the highlights was his reaction after we scored against Newcastle.
|Bluebell added 10:40 - May 5|
Fantastic news! About time too.
Why did it take so long to offer him another contract when it was obvious months ago that he wanted to stay?
He loves Ipswich (as he has said many times) and wants to stay with his family there. A very passionate player and one that the others all look up to.
|essextractorboy93 added 10:41 - May 5|
This is really good news! The guy is a huge influence in the dressing room and a fantastic captain! COYB!
|woollyhattedliberal added 10:42 - May 5|
Seems to me that if Webster is fit then he is the first choice right CB - so we can look forward to Chambers at full back again (unless playing three CBs)
|PortmanTerrorist added 10:43 - May 5|
Great news though am a little worried about what that means for next season as I personally have him behind Tommy and Webster for 2 centre back slots - when fit they would be a formidable back 3 with enough agility to cope with the position....unlike Berra who I totally respect for his efforts, but whose time with us is surely up.
|cat added 10:44 - May 5|
I am getting the distinct feeling here that next season is going to mirror this extremely poor campaign to a tee, so much for massive changes!!. It's going to be interesting which player is sacrificed as a result of Chambers being a nailed on starter, along with Skuse and many others I suspect. It's looking like favourites, square pegs etc etc will continue, i sincerely hope I'm wrong though, but the doubts are clearly there.
|iaintaylorx added 10:44 - May 5|
Great stuff. Massive leader on and off the pitch, now lets hope to see plenty Chambo fist pumps next season - under a NEW manager!!
|ipswichben added 10:46 - May 5|
Love this guy. Not the best footballer to have played for the club but will put everything on the line for the team and I believe the players look up to him which is extremely important. Lets hope his passion and desire to succeed here rubs off on everyone next season.
|Len_Brennan added 10:47 - May 5|
Good. At least he's practically guaranteed to be played at centre back (barring an emergency) now, even the manager has finally accepted the reality.
Chambers., Webster & Smith is a solid looking centre back unit at Championship level, and any 2 of them should be more than capable of playing in a back 4.
Berra will surely leave. Maybe Taylor could join on some sort of 'pay as you play' deal and Knudsen to step in if needed. Then Emmanuel or Spence on the right and Kenlock on the left. It's not bad. Keeping Bart behind them would be fantastic.
|TR11BLU added 10:52 - May 5|
Thats one sorted.
Now sack the dinosaur and let the rebuild begin
|Surco72 added 10:54 - May 5|
Really pleased this has been done , Chambers is a very competent central defender for the championship . Play him in a back three with Webster and Smith with Ward and Kenlock as wing backs .
Or if we don't sign a new central defensive midfielder play Webster in there like Spurs have done with Dier , Webster is more than capable with the ball
|DutchTractorboy added 10:54 - May 5|
He has been an asset to our club, this new deal is both good news and a reward for him. I just hope that Chambers is not our first choice on RB come the new season. Because he isn't one. Having said that, I do like the prospect of Chambers and Smith battling it out for the right sided place in central defense, or them both playing in a 3 CB defense.
|COYB11 added 10:54 - May 5|
Great news. This deal shows that we need to act fast and tie our best players up to longer (and decent) contracts - e.g. Bart - such that we can start to look ahead to next season and fend off any interest from other clubs.
ITFC pushed their luck with this one leaving it late, learn from that, and get Bart tied down ASAP, offer Spence at least a 1 year deal, and extend McGoldrick's contract by a further year to 2019.
A good start to hopefully a very bust coupe of months - well done ITFC
|Lightningboy added 10:56 - May 5|
First bit of good news this summer...Now let's hope the club don't pi55 about and sign Emyr Huws up sooner rather than later.
|Bluebongo added 11:02 - May 5|
Completely agree with you COYB11,Didzy is an absolute must for next season.
|hoppy added 11:03 - May 5|
Excellent. This should've been sorted ages ago though.
|muhrensleftfoot added 11:27 - May 5|
Very good news. He's a very good centre half, with the emphasis on CENTRE HALF.
|PJH added 11:29 - May 5|
Good news and as others are saying,he should not have been kept in doubt about his future here.
Chambo means a lot to our club and our club means a lot to him.
|12th_Man added 11:29 - May 5|
Great news at last
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