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Bradley Orr already thinking about a permanent switch

17:45 14 November 2012

Bradley Orr has joined Ipswich Town on loan from Blackburn Rovers

Bradley Orr has joined Ipswich Town on loan from Blackburn Rovers

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BRADLEY Orr hopes his loan move to Ipswich Town turns into a permanent one after admitting he has always wanted to work with manager Mick McCarthy.

The 30-year-old right-back – who helped QPR gain promotion to the Premier League (2010/11) and was part of a Bristol City side that lost in the Championship Play-Off Final to Hull (2007/08) – is due to be with the Blues until January 26th.

Athough his contract with Championship rivals Blackburn isn’t up until 2014, he has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Henning Berg. And already he is thinking about a long-term future at Portman Road.

Speaking to Ipswich Player, he said: “The manager has a proven track record at this level and the one above and is a massive factor in me coming to Ipswich.

“I have spoken to him in the past when there was a possibility that I could have signed for him. It didn’t work out then but I’m delighted it has this time.

“Having spoken to the manager a couple of times recently and knowing what Ipswich is all about anyway, it was an easy decision to make. I didn’t need to speak to anyone else in the game. I just jumped in my car and came down here.

“I know the club is at the wrong end of the table but that doesn’t bother me. With the manager here, I think it’s exciting times for Ipswich and I’m glad to be part of it.”

He continued: “We have talked about me staying. That’s the plan and I’d certainly be interested in a permanent move.

“If the manager and the powers that be want that to happen, I could be here longer than the loan date but it will be down to how well I do here and how much I can help the club. My priority is doing as well as I can for Ipswich Town.”

– See tomorrow’s EADT to read opinions on Orr from those that know him best.

4 comments

  • this seems to me the way the loan system should work the club gets to look at the player and vica versa if things work out you sign him up,try before you buy ,simples.

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    david peters

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • I didn't read steroo's post - I imagine it's more anti-Ipswich, anti-eadt drivel.

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    Rod Bennett

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Whilst most Town supporters will surely be hoping that theFA and Football League will soon be forced to stop the inverse relationship between 'offshore investors', mass recruitment of mercenaries funded by other clubs and exponential increases in money flowing out of clubs unfortunate to be in the hands of 'offshore investors', some will no doubt be delighted that at least this one is expereneced at working at a club with comical & incompetent owners and actually capable of playing in a slot vacant since the disgraceful eviction of David Wright. The fact that Orr is well past his best and somewhat long in the tooth will no doubt be ignored by all.

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    Rob Steroo

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Another player who wants to be here, great news.

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    felixblue

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

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