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Reuser: I don't want to go

PUBLISHED: 20:00 02 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:49 03 March 2010

IPSWICH ace Martijn Reuser is adamant that he does not want Sunday's game at Derby to be his last for the club.

The Dutch midfielder was told in January that he could have a free transfer if he could fix himself up with another club.

IPSWICH ace Martijn Reuser is adamant that he does not want Sunday's game at Derby to be his last for the club.

The Dutch midfielder was told in January that he could have a free transfer if he could fix himself up with another club.

But he has figured prominently at first team level in recent weeks and would like nothing more than to remain a valued squad member next season.

The former Ajax player, capped once by Holland, is a certain starter at Pride Park – and he is desperate for Town to end the season on a high note.

Reuser, 28, said: "We want to get the 5-1 home defeat by Wimbledon out of our systems. That was embarrassing – we came out at the end to do what should have been a lap of honour but instead it was a lap of disgrace.

"After playing so well in our previous home game against Portsmouth, I can't explain what went wrong last week.

"We were all up for it. We were saying in the dressing room beforehand how important it was to give our fans a good performance and the way we started it looked as if it would work out that way.

"But then it all went wrong and it must have been terrible for the supporters. I just hope they decide to stick behind the team. I think we can push on next season and challenge for promotion and I hope I'm a part of it."

Reuser accepts his future is uncertain, but is keen to see out the remaining year of his contract.

He added: "I was injured for a large part of the season, but I have been involved for the last 15 games or so and played my part in taking us close to the play-offs.

"We have made huge progress under Joe Royle, which is showed in the fact that we have lost so few games with him in charge.

"I have tried to show the manager what I'm capable of. I always seem to end the season playing well, but I don't know why that is.

"I have worked hard and I believe I have played really well. I have scored a few goals and I have also set up a few."

Long-term injuries apart, Town boss Royle has only one concern ahead of Sunday's game against a Derby side managed by his predecessor, George Burley.

Midfielder Tommy Miller, absent against Wimbledon with a calf strain, remains hopeful of returning to action this weekend.

Royle said: "I am hoping Tommy can do a bit in training today and show that he is okay for Derby.

"Chris Makin turned his ankle, and Fabian Wilnis has had a bit of a knee problem, but they will both be fine."

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