I'll give everything for Town

DAVID Norris has vowed to live up to expectations after completing a £2m switch from Plymouth.Norris signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Town and knows the pressure is on him to help the club win promotion.

Derek Davis

DAVID Norris has vowed to live up to expectations after completing a £2m switch from Plymouth.

Norris signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Town and knows the pressure is on him to help the club win promotion.

The 26-year-old has been compared to Matt Holland in his style and approach to the game and Norris has promised to give his all.


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He said: “They will get a hard-working player who gets box to box. I give everything every game so hopefully I can help us win games and score a few goals along the way.”

Norris left Plymouth because he didn't feel they could match his ambitions to get into the Premier League, which he feels Town can do.

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He said: “Looking at where they are in the league, with the new investor and a good manager then it is entirely realistic to look at promotion. Ipswich are nicely poised and ready for the big push.”

Although excited by his move to Portman Road, Norris admits being saddened in leaving good friends behind at Plymouth.

He said: “It was difficult leaving the manager and the coaching staff and the fans but I felt I had to make a decision purely on the football and I felt maybe Plymouth's ambitions did not match mine.

“Ian Holloway leaving and then players going contributed to that because at the time we were sat nicely in the league but then lost some of our first team players.”

Norris is the third midfielder to sign for Town in the window but relishes the competition for places.

He said: “It adds competition in midfield because I know there are already some very good midfielders here.”

Although he has relatives in Peterborough Norris will live near to Ipswich so he can be near the ground and admitted he knew of old boss ian Holloway's desire to sign him.

Norris said: “I knew there was interest from Leicester but I had my heart set on Ipswich and wanted to come here. Last summer when there was initial interest rebuffed I just set it to one side. But when they came back in January then I knew it was time to make the move.”

The midfielder is expected to make his debut in tomorrow's Championship match at Sheffield Wednesday.

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