Risager happy to be home after returning to Foxhall for 2016
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It’s the club he loves and Morten Risager can’t wait to pull on the Witches kevlars again in 2016.
The 28-year-old Ipswich asset who joined the club when it went into the Premier League in 2011, had four seasons with the Witches before spending 2015 racing for Plymouth Devils.
But he’s back at Foxhall next year and cant’ wait to get going.
“I’m very pleased to be back,” Risager, right, said.
“Everyone knows I love Ipswich, it’s my British home as far as I’m concerned.
“I love being part of the club and part of the set-up. I know all the people there and it’s just nice to be what I consider ‘home’.”
Risager helped Plymouth to the play-offs last season with some impressive scores late on in 2015.
He admits he enjoyed his time with the West Country club, but when Chris Louis called to ask him back to Foxhall, there was only ever going to be one answer.
“I had a poor start at Plymouth, but had a good end to the season,” Risager said.
“I would have happily gone back there but if Ipswich wanted me, I was always going to go back to Foxhall. I feel it’s where I belong.”
So, what does Risager make of the Witches line-up of 2016?
“It is certainly the strongest top end to a Witches team I have seen since they went into the Premier League,” he said.
“I have a really good feel about next year and the team.
“Yet I suppose on paper as a 1-7 it doesn’t look as strong as some teams Chris (Louis) has put together. But other Ipswich teams have relied on a reserve doing well.
“Next year it will be about the top five scoring hard and the reserves can relax and chip in when possible.”
Risager is certainly a rider who can help boost the Witches home form which proved so costly last season.
A solid gater he can frustrate at times and he knows that. But there is little doubt his professionalism is second to none and he would love nothing more than to bring silverware back to Foxhall – after too many years of trying.
“We won the Fours in 2011 but the other seasons have been so frustrating,” Risager added.
“I’m hoping next year will be it. I see no reason why not.”
Risager is currently helping out in his father’s factory in Denmark, one which cuts tools for the machine industry.