Liam has no intention of leaving Town

LIAM Trotter has no intention of leaving Portman Road. And he says he has no regrets at signing a new Blues contract ahead of a longer deal on offer from today's opponents Scunthorpe.

Elvin King

LIAM Trotter has no intention of leaving Portman Road.

And he says he has no regrets at signing a new Blues contract ahead of a longer deal on offer from today's opponents Scunthorpe.

Town have confirmed that they plan to off-load a few players on loan or permanent deals when the January window opens.

Trotter has been linked with a possible loan move back to Scunthorpe having helped the Lincolnshire-based side gain promotion via the League One play-offs last season.

He has appeared in 12 matches this term including starts in the opening four league games after opting to sign a new one-year Ipswich contract last summer.

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“I'm maybe a bit surprised to have played as much as I have,” said former Northgate School pupil Trotter.

“I wasn't sure how the manager would take to me.

“He'd never really seen me play before, but obviously I'm happy and definitely don't have any plans to leave Ipswich at any point in the near future.”

Trotter remains highly regarded by Keane with the manager saying earlier this month that he felt the midfielder had been unlucky not to make a start since October.

He could make a return today with both Jon Walters and Grant Leadbitter suspended, but is certain to at least be on the bench.

Reflecting on the campaign so far, Trotter said: “I'm not too sure why it hasn't really happened this season.

“Maybe the expectation with the new manager coming in played a part. People on the outside expected us to do so well and maybe that got to the players, I don't know.

“I think we've turned the corner and results have picked up; we haven't lost in 10 games and hopefully we can kick-on.

“The season is still very much alive. It's such a tight division, and if you win two or three games on the trot, you're only just outside the play-offs.”

Trotter says that he has no regrets about signing a new Town contract, although he has happy memories of his time with Scunthorpe.

“I had a great time, especially the Wembley play-off final day, which was probably the best day of my life,” he said.

“I felt a part of it all, even though I was only on loan, especially the final when we were 2-1 down when I came on.

“With such great memories I'm looking forward to going back and seeing all the players.”

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