Worst season of my pro career - Currie

DARREN Currie has revealed that 2006/07 has been the worst season of his professional career.The 32-year-old's contract with Ipswich Town finishes at the end of the season - and he is set to move on.

By Elvin King

DARREN Currie has revealed that 2006/07 has been the worst season of his professional career.

The 32-year-old's contract with Ipswich Town finishes at the end of the season - and he is set to move on.

Currently on loan at Derby County, Currie is hoping for the move to be made permanent - and satisfy his dream of playing in the Premiership next term.

He was not allowed - under the terms of his loan move - to play against the Blues at Portman Road this afternoon.

Currie has looked assured in his four derby appearances, showing composure on the ball and impressive distribution.

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The former Brighton man is pleased to have been rescued after a frustrating season with Ipswich - starting three of their first five games, but then only three since.

Currie said: “I have settled in well at Derby. I am waking up with a smile on my face and enjoying my football again, which is what it is all about.

“This is a massive bonus for me. It has probably been the worst season of my professional career, but it could turn out to be my best.

“Everyone is talking about going up, which I obviously want to be a part of.

“But I am also playing for a contract, so I need a bit of personal success as well as team success.

“The gaffer has made it clear what he expects from me, and if I do that, hopefully I will be staying here longer.

“I want it all. You have got to be greedy as a player. I want to go up, win the title and stay at Derby for longer.

“I have never been promoted but have been in the play-offs, which weren't brilliant experiences for me.

“We certainly want to stay in the top two for the remaining matches.”

Currie, who was due to watch today's match, was involved in Town's play-off defeat against West Ham two years ago.

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