Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bradley Orr already thinking about a permanent switch

17:45 14 November 2012

Bradley Orr has joined Ipswich Town on loan from Blackburn Rovers

Bradley Orr has joined Ipswich Town on loan from Blackburn Rovers

Archant

BRADLEY Orr hopes his loan move to Ipswich Town turns into a permanent one after admitting he has always wanted to work with manager Mick McCarthy.

The 30-year-old right-back – who helped QPR gain promotion to the Premier League (2010/11) and was part of a Bristol City side that lost in the Championship Play-Off Final to Hull (2007/08) – is due to be with the Blues until January 26th.

Athough his contract with Championship rivals Blackburn isn’t up until 2014, he has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Henning Berg. And already he is thinking about a long-term future at Portman Road.

Speaking to Ipswich Player, he said: “The manager has a proven track record at this level and the one above and is a massive factor in me coming to Ipswich.

“I have spoken to him in the past when there was a possibility that I could have signed for him. It didn’t work out then but I’m delighted it has this time.

“Having spoken to the manager a couple of times recently and knowing what Ipswich is all about anyway, it was an easy decision to make. I didn’t need to speak to anyone else in the game. I just jumped in my car and came down here.

“I know the club is at the wrong end of the table but that doesn’t bother me. With the manager here, I think it’s exciting times for Ipswich and I’m glad to be part of it.”

He continued: “We have talked about me staying. That’s the plan and I’d certainly be interested in a permanent move.

“If the manager and the powers that be want that to happen, I could be here longer than the loan date but it will be down to how well I do here and how much I can help the club. My priority is doing as well as I can for Ipswich Town.”

– See tomorrow’s EADT to read opinions on Orr from those that know him best.

4 comments

  • this seems to me the way the loan system should work the club gets to look at the player and vica versa if things work out you sign him up,try before you buy ,simples.

    Report this comment

    david peters

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • I didn't read steroo's post - I imagine it's more anti-Ipswich, anti-eadt drivel.

    Report this comment

    Rod Bennett

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Whilst most Town supporters will surely be hoping that theFA and Football League will soon be forced to stop the inverse relationship between 'offshore investors', mass recruitment of mercenaries funded by other clubs and exponential increases in money flowing out of clubs unfortunate to be in the hands of 'offshore investors', some will no doubt be delighted that at least this one is expereneced at working at a club with comical & incompetent owners and actually capable of playing in a slot vacant since the disgraceful eviction of David Wright. The fact that Orr is well past his best and somewhat long in the tooth will no doubt be ignored by all.

    Report this comment

    Rob Steroo

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Another player who wants to be here, great news.

    Report this comment

    felixblue

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Mick McCarthy communicates to his players at Ashton Gate

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits it has been ‘one step forwards, one step back’ for his side this season following today’s 2-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Luke Chambers reacts in disbelief as the referee awards Bristol City a first half penalty. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Bristol City for the second season in succession courtesy of a controversial first half penalty and a second half screamer.

Cole Skuse on the ball during the Ipswich Town v Burton Albion (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 October 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

It was the Blue’s biggest win of the season – but after defeating QPR Mick McCarthy’s men now have to show they can start putting together back-to-back wins in order to climb up the table.

Luke Varney congratulates Tom Lawrence after he had given Town a 3-0 lead in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town head to Ashton Gate this afternoon, aiming to record back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time this season.

Cole Skuse beats Conor Coady to the ball at Wolves

Cole Skuse returns to Ashton Gate for the first time as an opposition player today, when his Ipswich Town side travel to Bristol City.

Luke Chambers celebrates Ipswich Town's recent win at Sheffield Wednesday

One goal either way could well prove decisive when Ipswich Town play at Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City, tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Town manager Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy will stick with his winning formula at Bristol City tomorrow, even if his team selection remains unpopular amongst some supporters.

Cole Skuse

Blues midfielder Cole Skuse will celebrate with relish, should he get on the scoresheet at former club Bristol City tomorrow.

Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said he had never encountered any stories of child abuse in football until this week, and says the number of alleged victims is “appalling”.

Cole Skuse.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has taken the unusual step of naming his side for Saturday’s trip to Bristol City - the Blues set to be unchanged for the Championship game at Ashton Gate.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24