Walton to cut ties

SIMON Walton will cut his ties with Ipswich Town after Monday's Championship game against leaders Birmingham City at Portman Road (kick-off 3pm).The 19-year-old midfielder confirmed today that he will be returning to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

By Elvin King

SIMON Walton will cut his ties with Ipswich Town after Monday's Championship game against leaders Birmingham City at Portman Road (kick-off 3pm).

The 19-year-old midfielder confirmed today that he will be returning to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

And after four and a half months on loan with the Blues he will not return.

“It is time I settled down, and Charlton is my club,” said Walton.

“The Valley is where I want to play my football. I cannot see myself coming back to Ipswich.

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“I spoke to Charlton general manager this week and he confirmed that I will be going back on January 2.

“I did okay at Leeds and have done okay at Ipswich. Now it is a new challenge for me - to do okay at Charlton.”

FOR a full version of Simon Walton's interview - and his views on Ipswich Town - see tonight's Green'Un.

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