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As he prepares to make his Blues bow...Tyrone Barnett insists I’m no bad-boy

17:57 26 November 2012

Tyrone Barnett

Tyrone Barnett

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TYRONE Barnett has dismissed claims that he is a “trouble-maker” after he left Peterborough under a disciplinary cloud.

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“I didn’t ask him what had happened really. I’m not really that concerned. I can’t see the point in it really.

There is a code of conduct at this club that I would expect. The players know what it is.

I don’t know what happened and I’m not going to start finding out. I just want him to come in and play for me. I’ve not delved too deeply into that one.”

The 27-year-old striker joined Ipswich on loan just a week after he was one of four players placed on the transfer-list at London Road for breaching club rules following a night-out.

Barnett will be hoping to overcome any concern among Town fans – starting tonight when he is expected to lead the line alongside DJ Campbell fort he visit of Nottingham Forest to Portman Road (7.45pm ko).

“I would tell fans to take it with a pinch of salt,” said Barnett, who only got his break in the professional game at 24 years old.

“They should take me as I am and I will prove myself. There are always regrets as I didn’t want to leave the club in the way I did. I wanted to leave in good terms, but that’s life and you have to move on.

“It is behind me, I have come to a new club, I’m happy, and I just want to move on. Obviously the lads and the people that know me will know I’m not a trouble-maker. When you get to know me, you know I’m an alright guy.”

Barnett was in the stands at Portman Road on Saturday watching Town’s 1-1 draw with his parent club, and it is clear he is looking to earn a full-time contract with Ipswich over the coming weeks.

Having had a succession of jobs “to pay the bills” while scoring a hatful of goals on the non-league scene with Rushall Olympic, Telford, Willenhall Town and Hednesford Town, Barnett finally got his big break at League Two Macclesfield Town two-and-a-half years ago.

After his slow rise up the leagues, he said: “If you had told me three years ago, when I had a full-time job, that I would be playing in the Championship, I would have laughed at you.

”I never gave up (dreaming of being a professional footballer) but obviously other people had doubts as I was getting older. I always had faith in my ability, that’s why I think I have come so far.

“I had many jobs – I worked in Halifax, I was a postman, in security, anything to pay the bills. It has made me never want to go back to that – it has given me a hunger to strive to push on and make the most of it.

“I understand people who have a 9-5 job and some days you don’t want to get out of bed. They are looking to get something for their money. I will never take this for granted.”

3 comments

  • Ged, you do write some shocking old drivel. Also, your grammar is not good. I don't think town fans mind Norwich supporters popping up here, as long as they are reasonably articulate. Rob Steroo is a good example: carping and irritating but a good writer and quite amusing. Your stuff, by comparison, just doesn't match up. It might be best to sit on a bench spmewhere and scribble your thoughts in a little black notebook, but keep them to yourself. No offence intended.

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    Jerry Jones

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  • Barnett just makes yet another problem player at town surely there's enough of them already!!! Forever in the news for the wrong reasons, it just go to show how low town have sunk in these past years of no achievements at all and very poor managers like the latest no-hoper.

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    ged scott

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  • So what if he is, there's a whole lot in the queue before we get to him.

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    floridaboy1

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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