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No grudges, no regrets – Liam Trotter prepares to return to Ipswich Town with Millwall

06:00 06 December 2012

Liam Trotter

Liam Trotter

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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

8 comments

  • Steroo, I am sure even you can see the inherent irony in called other people keyboard warriors.

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    Tom

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • Steroo-who were these 'keyboard warriors' you are on about. All the supporters I know were very supportive of Liam when he was here and all comments I remember were of disbelief when he moved on.

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    bristan

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • My word Steroo, you certainly know how to talk utter rubbish, off the cuff remarks with no substance to back them up, it must be just like picking apples from a tree to you. If Town fans had shown intolerance towards up and coming young home grown players, ITFC would never have produced so many big names in football.

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    Asitis

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • How many of your keryboard warriors moaned at Trotter and effectively drove him away? The intolerance shown by Town 'supporters' to young players over the past decade has been shameful.

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    Rob Steroo

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • I suggested that because RK offered Trotter a one year contract & PJ done the same for Hyam (+ others) was not the common link here Clegg? I did say that I thought SC was incompetant - & this was rejected by the moderator - reason given - 'libel' ?????????????? The first part is an undisputed fact & the second part is a personal opinion - just how on earth can this be libelous?

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    Old Timer

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • Pretty dumb letting Liam T leave in my humble opinion. In fairness to Keane & Jewell though some of our bright young prospects in the past (Bowditch, Garvan etc spring to mind never really cut the mustard with us although they were in and out of the team like the proverbial yo yo. Implications for the future? We need to get back to our roots and focus on locally developed players augmented by lower league players like Cresswell.

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    Richard Gardiner

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • Come on Richard Bowditch has done very little since he left us.Garvan who ad mittedley a good player was always a bit of a luxury.

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    Rex Ide

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • good to see one of our youth team players successfull even if it is away from town,all the best liam,COYB.

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    david peters

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

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