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Bonne: I Don’t Want QPR to Recall Me
Sunday, 21st Nov 2021 00:44

Striker Macauley Bonne says some serious conversations would have to take place if Town want to sign him permanently in January and that he would be angry if his parent club QPR were to recall him.

Ipswich-born Bonne, who is contracted to the West Londoners until 2022 with the club having an option for a further year, is with the Blues for the season but with the Superhoops able to cut his spell short in January if they wish to do so, although manager Mark Warburton has previously played down the chances of that happening.

Asked what he’s heard from the West Londoners, Town’s 11-goal top scorer said: “Not much. At the minute I can’t really say a lot.

“Me personally, I don’t want them to recall me. I’d tell it straight, I don’t want them to recall me because I’m happy playing here.

“I don’t want to go back and be third or fourth choice, getting on for three or four minutes when I thriving here, I’m finding my spark in football again.

“I’ve found my goal trail, I’ve found my half a yard again. I was sitting on the bench eating Jaffa Cakes! I can’t do that.

“I’ve found my sharpness again and I want to roll and I think if they put a pause on that I’ll be angry.

“It’s not me hitting out sending out shots at QPR, it’s me being honest as a footballer. I want to play football and that’s why I’m happy here.”

Would the former Colchester, Leyton Orient and Charlton man sign permanently if Ipswich Town made an offer in January?

“That’s a conversation I’ve got to have with QPR,” the 26-year-old from Chantry said after considering his answer at length.

“But who wouldn’t want to play for their boyhood club? I’m doing it now and, look, if the offer is to come permanently, there’s some serious conversations which would have to be had.

“But I’m a Town boy, I’m a Town fan. If I didn’t get signed permanently I’d be up there watching the game! I’m happy here and I think that’s something we’ve got to speak about in January.”

He added: “I said at the start of the season when I signed. There were a number of clubs I could have gone on loan to, even Championship sides, and this one felt right.

“The day I signed I said this just gives me an extra 10 or 15 per cent in my game, not just all the things I’ve talked about, just the fact I’m wearing a Town shirt, it gives me that extra sharpness that I want to do it for the club.

“I’ve seen where this club is and has been. I want to get back there. Me personally and [the club] as a whole.

“I’m buzzing to be here. Today I’m not in the best of moods after losing 2-0, but the fact that I still get to go home and the fact that I’m a Town player, I’m happy.”

Does he forget he’s a loan player? “I’ll be honest with you, I do. But last night I watched the QPR game, I was buzzing for them, they won 2-0. I watched the whole game, they’re playing really well.

“Yes, there are times when I just feel happy. I go past the stadium and I’ve got a big picture on the stadium now. I’ve wanted that since I was probably eight years old and now I’ve got that on the side of Portman Road.

“There’s stuff that I’m ticking off at home, that’s there, scoring goals for Town, playing for Town and there are still a few more I want to tick off, big ones. They might come, we’ll see.”

Promotion being the biggest one? Maybe two promotions? “Massive, double bounce, let’s do it! I can’t say let’s do because I’m on a season-long loan. This season for me personally, promotion’s key.”

Meanwhile, Bonne says he has no plans to play for Zimbabwe, having been named in the squad for their recent games but not travelling due to a medical complaint. The

Asked what the situation is with him and Zimbabwe, he said: “Right now here isn’t a Zimbabwe. I want to focus on Town. I’ve had a few issues with them over the years, trying to get me playing there. I had a few arguments with managers, they weren’t very nice and I think, you know what, at the minute I want to focus on my career here.

“I know it’s massive playing international football, but right now for me, the most important thing is staying fit for Ipswich Town.”

Bonne qualifies for Zimbabwe via his parents and in addition to his two senior friendly caps has played at U23 level.

Zimbabwe team manager Wellington Mpandare recently said they will look elsewhere when picking squads in the future.

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StringerBell added 01:00 - Nov 21
He’s one of our own and completely class - please let us sign him on a permanent deal.

FrankMarshall added 02:31 - Nov 21
Would make sense to sign him permanently. Hard to say how much QPR will ask for him. A real bright spark in an up and down season so far.

Eddie1985 added 05:05 - Nov 21
Seems to make sense all round, hopefully QPR are reasonable on the terms, we want you macca and they dont, time to come back for good

OwainG1992 added 07:20 - Nov 21
This guy is quite clearly saying I want to be here.
Get the deal done!
I know the last couple games haven't gone to plan but the players around need to continue chipping in.
Celina missed some guilt edged chances for me yesterday.
Personally I want to see him and the Pig up front but that's probably not gonna happen.
Either way make it happen Mr Ashton and Co!

pennblue added 07:48 - Nov 21
We have some great games coming up for MacAughley, he will love Charlton away and three full houses over Xmas will be games that he will remember for the rest of his life.

He clearly wants to stay here and get us back to the premier league. You can’t write a better script for him.

Would like to see him get 25 goals this season and also would like to see him making more of a nuisance of himself up top when the ball comes
Up to him. But he is doing great.

mojo added 08:41 - Nov 21
Honest as the day is long. He has certainly given us that extra 10-15%. A man of his word

johnwarksshorts added 09:06 - Nov 21
Sign him up!

ringwoodblue added 09:07 - Nov 21
This lad is Ipswich through and through. On and off the pitch he is a great ambassador for the club, everything Norwood is not. If he goes back to QPR it will be a travesty so Ashton needs to give us all a Xmas present by getting the deal done.

Mac2812 added 09:13 - Nov 21
I can't see QPR recalling him anyway. They are the third highest scorers in the Championship. They clearly aren't in need of an extra striker

Bluearmy71 added 11:12 - Nov 21
What I'm taking from this interview...

I'm happy here playing for the team I love and support, every time I put on the shirt I am more driven to go that extra yard than I have been at any other club, I don't want to go back to my parent club, I don't want to be at any other club for that matter, this is my home, it means absolutely everything to me and I'd love to stay...

And if that were not a big enough hint to the ITFC then Macauley seems to be saying...

I'm serious, lets get the conversations underway and make it fu*king happen!!

Monkey_Blue added 11:19 - Nov 21
His point about being 3rd or 4th choice is the reason I don’t think QPR will recall him. Even if they see him as having a future with them, he’ll be a better player next season by staying with us. Surely it’s also better for us he remains on loan rather than signing permanently. Looks like Cook/Ashton are planning a mini trolley dash in January and a couple of million on Bonne plus having to pay all his wages might leave less in the pot, plus he’ll cost less in the summer. It’s clear even in the summer with championship clubs competing he’d drop to league one to play for Town.

BobbyBell added 12:38 - Nov 21
It's so nice to here a player saying honestly what he feels and thinks instead of just a load of public relations claptrap. Get him signed asap.

IPPY77 added 12:57 - Nov 21
Now if that aint a come and get plea i dont know what is get him signed up 🚜💙

dirtydingusmagee added 15:09 - Nov 21
love it ! He is his own ''agent'' he is a must have for us .He wants to be with Town. Some idiots may start sniping if he dosnt score every week, and suggest he be dropped but he plays for the shirt and will get plenty of goals . At present i dont see Pigott matching him .

Bert added 16:31 - Nov 21
That’s cheered me up after yesterday. Nothing better than a local lad playing for his local club. The PL may have its attractions but give me desire and loyalty anyway.

Bazza8564 added 17:36 - Nov 21
Mark Ashton is totally tuned in to the fans' opinions, he will already be all over this.
He's one of us, he knows it, we know it, Ashton knows it. Its just about getting that deal agreed, in Ashton I trust !!

churchmans added 18:55 - Nov 21
Love to have him as a permanent signing

Linkboy13 added 21:39 - Nov 21
Wonder if this recall speculation is anything to do with his dip in form. We need to sign a back up striker because if he gets injured we are struggling as Pigott has neither the aggression or work rate to play up front on his own.

Oldboy added 22:27 - Nov 21
That makes about 60,000 of us.

runningout added 00:38 - Nov 22
Not the ideal thing to come out with.

Razor added 11:39 - Nov 22
But give him some help Cook before you burn him out!!

Radlett_blue added 12:09 - Nov 22
He clearly want to stay & has rediscovered his mojo by playing regularly again. Let's hope Warburton doesn't want him as a back-up striker as QPR chase the play offs, but that's outside our control. A full transfer would be great, but that would depend on us & QPR agreeing a fee & Bonne agreeing a contract. Talk of back-to -back promotions seems fanciful with Town 10th in the league.

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