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Jason Scotland: ‘I’ve still got a lot to offer’

10:00 22 January 2013

Jason Scotland celebrates scoring one of his 21 goals for the club

Jason Scotland celebrates scoring one of his 21 goals for the club

Copyright Ashley Pickering

JASON Scotland still feels he’s got a lot to offer after Ipswich Town came to an agreement over the final few months of his contract.

The 33-year-old striker – now a free agent – has made just one appearance under new boss Mick McCarthy, slipping down the pecking order following the arrivals of David McGoldrick, Aaron Mclean and Frank Nouble.

“I spoke the gaffer and told him that I wanted to be playing football,” Scotland told the EADT.

“He’s been sound with me and I thank him for that.

“My chances were becoming limited at Ipswich and I want to be enjoying my football at this stage of my career.

“I still feel like I have a lot to give. I came on against Brighton recently, I thought I did well and the gaffer said I did alright too. I still feel like I’ve got goals in me.”

Brought to Portman Road by Roy Keane in August 2010, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1m from Wigan, the former Trinidad and Tobago international made 59 starts and 38 substitute appearances for the Blues, scoring 21 goals.

“I’ve really enjoyed being at Ipswich and it’s just a pity I didn’t score as many goals as I think I should have done,” he said.

“The fans have been brilliant to me and so have the staff, chairman, chief executive and all the managers to be fair.

“I’d like to wish the club all the best for the future. I really think Ipswich can do something next season and be challenging at the top end of the table. The gaffer is building a really good squad and there is a really healthy competition for places. The training has been excellent.

“It’s been a privilege and an honour to play for Ipswich Town and I wish everyone associated with the club all the best.”

He added: “I’m just waiting to see what offers come in. I’m not putting any limits on what division or area I want to go, I just want to go somewhere that I can enjoy my football.

“Everyone knows that I like to play with a smile on my face and I want to enjoy the twilight of my career now and make the most of however many games I’ve got left. You have to treat every game as if it’s your last and appreciate your life as a footballer.”

7 comments

  • There will be a club out there for this true gentleman. He alwyas played with that smile which is good to see and other players at Town could learn from his effort namely Chopra who must go soon or is it he still owes town to much money!!

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    finchk702

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • He certainly wouldn't let Colchester down, would have thought they would have snapped him up.

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    JOHN BURLS

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • What clearing the snow!!! lol

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    ged scott

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Good luck Jason - don't think you were ever given a fair crack of the whip at Ipswich - but still never let the side down when given a chance. To have been treated so badly - plus taking a pay cut to stay - & still be able to consider it an 'honour & a priviledge' to play for us is the sign of a class act - & the sort of character we can ill afford to lose as the next batch of loanees arrive.

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    Old Timer

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • NEVER GOT A FAIR SHOUT HERE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE..

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    User Removed

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • The cynical paying off of players who do not fit in with the latest in the stream of gravy train riding managers seems to be an ever-growing trend at Offshore Investment FC

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    Rob Steroo

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • A true gentleman. Always gave 100% which is what supports want to see. Hope you find somewhere that will allow you to play football. You always enjoyed playing shame you didnt get more opportunities in my view you are far more committed than Chopra.

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    finchk702

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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