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Nathan Ellington leaves Ipswich Town

17:48 31 January 2013

Nathan Ellington

Nathan Ellington

NATHAN Ellington has become the latest Ipswich Town player to have the remainder of his contract cancelled by mutual consent.

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The striker – who made just three starts and 16 substitute appearances during his 18 months at the Blues, failing to score – underwhelmed on loan at struggling League One club Scunthorpe United recently.

He told Sporting Life: “I didn’t see any future here and I think there will be a lot more opportunity for me at another club.

“I’d like to find a new club as quickly as possible really because you don’t want to miss out on playing and training for too long because you need to keep your sharpness up. That’s the aim and then I can continue the rest of the season and finish on a good note.

“I would obviously accept a move down the divisions now because of what’s happened over the past few years with not playing much. Maybe I need to drop down so I can start playing regularly and remind people of my qualities.

“I’m prepared to do that and I’ve played in all the leagues before so I have experience of how it goes down there. I’m just raring to play football regularly again.

“I’m always helping the younger players and they’re always appreciative of it. They always say it’s good to train with me so they can get that extra bit of advice as well. Having a player with my experience at a club does benefit others.”

Ellington – who was brought to Portman Road by his former Wigan boss Paul Jewell – said: “It was the most frustrating time of my career because there was a lot less chances to get a run of games. I would have thought under Paul Jewell I would have got that but for one reason or another I didn’t.

“When Mick McCarthy arrived I had a bit of an injury but I still tried to train as you want to make a good impression on the new manager. I went out to Scunthorpe on loan but a mixture of injuries, games being called off and the flu meant the move kind of backfired really.

“Just before I left Scunthorpe I got fit again and was ready to play but unfortunately it was the end of the loan period. But I feel good now and I’ve been training really well so I just want to kick on and start afresh at a new club.

“As for Mick McCarthy I have nothing but respect and admiration for him – he’s running the club really well. As for me, it’s just one of those things that if you’re not needed then you have to look elsewhere.

“But I now have an opportunity to move on and that’s what I’ve set my sights on doing. I’m not going to dwell on the past.”

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3 comments

  • Rob, any fool can say what not to do. What is YOUR positive suggestion on how to make the situation better? Do you have one? Or are you only about moaning, criticising and pointing out the obvious? Tom

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    Tom

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • Fast forward to January 2015 and there will be a similar story about any of (at least) three falied ex-wolves rejects having their contract cancelled as the next gravy train rider gets in his old lags. This is after all a depressingly regular story now at Portman Road.

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    Rob Steroo

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

  • I've obviously missed something here. I thought Ellington was writing this piece but it makes reference to playing, quality and that sort of stuff. It does however mention "The Sporting Life" so it's probably written by somebody else we know, huh?

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    floridaboy1

    Thursday, January 31, 2013

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