Ambrose's delight over Town return

PRODIGAL son Darren Ambrose has admitted he is keen to make his return to Ipswich on loan a permanent switch.

PRODIGAL son Darren Ambrose has admitted he is keen to transform his return to Ipswich Town on loan into a permanent move.

The 24-year-old re-signed for the Blues from Charlton Athletic on Monday, and should go straight into the squad for this Saturday's trip to bottom club Doncaster Rovers.

The terms of the loan mean that Ambrose will stay with Town until January, but the player is hopeful that manager Jim Magilton will offer him a permanent deal.

Ambrose said: “I'm delighted to be back here. I had the best part of my career at Ipswich. When the chance came to come back here I jumped at it.

“The club is back on the rise and when you look around the squad you have to believe that promotion is a possibility.

“I'm on loan until January but I'd love to make it a permanent move.

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“I feel I have unfinished business here after leaving so early in my career and I want to fulfil my potential at the club.

“I've got two months to show the manager that I'm worth keeping here. It's down to me,” added Ambrose.

The talented Ambrose left Portman Road for Newcastle United in March, 2003, for a cut-price £1m. He then moved on to Charlton for £1.5m during the summer of 2005. He has also played for England at all levels up to Under-21s.

Town boss Magilton was delighted to capture the versatile Ambrose at the start of this week - he can operate down either flank.

Magilton said: “I have played with Darren and know what qualities he has and we are delighted to have him added to our squad.”

Harlow-born Ambrose played 38 senior games for Ipswich during his first stay, having come up through the youth ranks. This included eight goals in 30 league outings.

Last season was arguably his best for Charlton. He ended as the Addicks' joint second top scorer with nine goals, all from midfield. He netted twice in a 3-1 home win over Ipswich last December.

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