Davis delighted to join Blues

KELVIN Davis put pen to paper for Ipswich Town yesterday and said: "I like everything about the club."The 26-year-old free transfer keeper signing from Wimbledon got down to training with his new team-mates at Playford Road today.

By Dave Allard

KELVIN Davis put pen to paper for Ipswich Town yesterday and said: "I like everything about the club."

The 26-year-old free transfer keeper signing from Wimbledon got down to training with his new team-mates at Playford Road today.

This former Luton man has signed a three-year deal for his new club.

Davis, a former England Under 21 international, said: "Ipswich are a Premier League club in the wrong division. I already have strong

connections with Ipswich in knowing Malcolm Webster. Then there is the manager who is recognised as one of the best.

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"I've done my apprenticeship at Luton and Wimbledon and now I want to play in the Premier League. Every player wants to be in the Premiership and Champions League. I'm no

different."

The new Blues stopper is a good friend of Andy Marshall, the free transfer-listed keeper.

Davis said: "Andy is a top keeper with a great reputation. We are close friends and I know there will be no hard feelings between us. The manager makes the decisions about who plays. I know I have a job to do and will do it the best I can."

The Wimbledon manager Stuart Murdoch, a former Ipswich school teacher, helped Davis in his decision to join Ipswich.

Murdoch, once the goalkeeper coach of the Dons, had talked to several interested clubs about Davis.

The new Town man continued: "It was extremely difficult for me to leave Wimbledon but Stuart made the decision easier for me. We talked about what is best for my future career and Ipswich is the best for me. It is not always about money and I know I've done the right thing in coming here."

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