Bart - my winning move
CHRIS Bart-Williams got down to training with Ipswich Town today, vowing that his football would do the talking for him.The 29-year-old former England B and Under-21 international, signed from Charlton for a month on loan, said: "I'm feeling very, very motivated and am really excited about this move.
By Dave Allard
CHRIS Bart-Williams got down to training with Ipswich Town today, vowing that his football would do the talking for him.
The 29-year-old former England B and Under-21 international, signed from Charlton for a month on loan, said: "I'm feeling very, very motivated and am really excited about this move."
The ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest central midfield favourite will make his debut for third-from-bottom Town away to Nationwide League First Division leaders West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The Blues' other new loan capture, left midfield man Alan Mahon, will also make his debut at The Hawthorns.
Mahon, 25, has arrived from Blackburn for a three-month spell.
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Bart-Williams drove to Suffolk last night to stay at a hotel before meeting his new team-mates today.
He said: "I'm feeling really fit and sharp and I'm determined to let my football do the talking for me. I've played against Ipswich many times and know they have a reputation for good football.
"This move is a really good one for me and, if selected, I hope to begin with a good display at West Bromwich.
"Joe Royle is a manager who commands great respect in the game and I look forward to working with him."
Missing from the Town side on Saturday will be midfield player Tommy Miller, who has an ankle injury, and defender Chris Makin, who has a hip problem.
Albion will field Thomas Gaardsoe, the Danish central defender sold to them by Town for £500,000 last month.
Gaardsoe said: "It will be a strange game for me. I was so happy at Ipswich and didn't really want to leave. I owe them a great deal. It was Joe Royle who first gave me my chance as a first-team regular."