Ambrose pledges debut goal

NEW Ipswich Town signing Darren Ambrose today promised Blues fans a goal on his debut.

By Elvin King

NEW Ipswich Town signing Darren Ambrose today promised Blues fans a goal on his debut.

The midfielder is in the squad for the Coca-Cola championship trip to bottom club Doncaster Rovers tomorrow for a televised match that kicks off at 5.20pm.

Signed on loan from Charlton earlier this week, Ambrose knows he faces a fight to get into the team that has lost just one of their last 12 league matches.

But the Harlow born player who was at Ipswich from the age of 11 until sold to Newcastle five years ago when the financial situation at Portman Road was pretty dire, cannot wait to get started.

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He said: “It feels like coming home. I cannot wait to get on the field and I want a goal in my debut.

“Whether this comes at Doncaster, and I would love to think that it could, or in a game or two's time it will be a wonderful feeling to be putting the ball in the net again for Ipswich Town.

“I have nothing but admiration for manager Jim Magilton and have been very impressed with his work this week and he has a very talented squad at his disposal at a club with a tremendous fan base.

“Ipswich Town are moving forward, which is something I could sense from the time I walked back in the door on Monday.

“I played alongside the manager and he was always in charge in those days.

“He was natural material to become a manager and his passion and love of football and his dedication to get the best out of his players has been very evident this week.

“He does shout a bit and I hope I can keep in his good books, but that his style.”

And Ambrose revealed that now he has returned to Ipswich he wants to follow the example of his former Town team mate Darren Bent, who is now scoring goals for fun for Tottenham.

Ambrose added: “I am in regular touch with Darren and he was best man at my wedding and is godfather to my daughter Jessica.

“He's doing ever so well for Spurs, and it is my ambition now to play in the premier league for Ipswich Town and to play against Darren and to win.”

Ambrose was wished well by former Town stalwart and captain Matt Holland who he has left behind at Charlton.

“Matt reminded me what a great club Ipswich are and wished me well in this new stage of my career.

“Once January comes and the transfer window opens it would be ideal if I could arrange a permanent move to Ipswich. But that is something we can discuss as the weeks progress.”

Already installed in a house that was previously occupied by former Town goalkeeper Neil Alexander on the outskirts of Ipswich with his wife Rachel, who is due to give birth to their second child, also a daughter in six weeks plus Jessica, Ambrose already feels at home and added: “I have been away for five years but at the moment it doesn't seem to me as though I ever left.”

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