No grudges, no regrets – Liam Trotter prepares to return to Ipswich Town with Millwall
06:00 06 December 2012
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LIAM Trotter doesn’t look back in anger.
The midfielder once again returns to his hometown club on Saturday as part of a Millwall squad who are looking to extend a 13-game unbeaten run.
And although the former Northgate High School pupil found his chances limited with the Blues – the then 21-year-old turning down a one-year deal under Roy Keane as a result – he has taken no pleasure in seeing his former club struggle since his departure.
His dramatic improvement in south London does mean he is at peace with that agonising decision back in the summer of 2010 though.
“Ipswich gave him his big break and he’ll always be grateful for that,” revealed his mother Kim. “Having lived in Ipswich my whole life I’ve always wanted them to do well. I certainly didn’t like seeing them in the relegation zone recently and I know Liam felt the same.
“Millwall has turned out to be a great move for him though and he’s really flourished there with regular games. He’s really grown as a player and he’s grown as a person too.
“It was an agonising decision for him to leave at the time, but there are certainly no regrets.”
– See today’s Ipswich Star for full interview, including Kim’s memories of Trotter’s whirlwind rise and why she felt he had to leave his hometown club. To buy an e-edition, go to: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/home/e-edition