Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Jason Scotland: ‘I’ve still got a lot to offer’

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 January 2013

Jason Scotland celebrates scoring one of his 21 goals for the club

Jason Scotland celebrates scoring one of his 21 goals for the club

Copyright Ashley Pickering

JASON Scotland still feels he’s got a lot to offer after Ipswich Town came to an agreement over the final few months of his contract.

The 33-year-old striker – now a free agent – has made just one appearance under new boss Mick McCarthy, slipping down the pecking order following the arrivals of David McGoldrick, Aaron Mclean and Frank Nouble.

“I spoke the gaffer and told him that I wanted to be playing football,” Scotland told the EADT.

“He’s been sound with me and I thank him for that.

“My chances were becoming limited at Ipswich and I want to be enjoying my football at this stage of my career.

“I still feel like I have a lot to give. I came on against Brighton recently, I thought I did well and the gaffer said I did alright too. I still feel like I’ve got goals in me.”

Brought to Portman Road by Roy Keane in August 2010, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1m from Wigan, the former Trinidad and Tobago international made 59 starts and 38 substitute appearances for the Blues, scoring 21 goals.

“I’ve really enjoyed being at Ipswich and it’s just a pity I didn’t score as many goals as I think I should have done,” he said.

“The fans have been brilliant to me and so have the staff, chairman, chief executive and all the managers to be fair.

“I’d like to wish the club all the best for the future. I really think Ipswich can do something next season and be challenging at the top end of the table. The gaffer is building a really good squad and there is a really healthy competition for places. The training has been excellent.

“It’s been a privilege and an honour to play for Ipswich Town and I wish everyone associated with the club all the best.”

He added: “I’m just waiting to see what offers come in. I’m not putting any limits on what division or area I want to go, I just want to go somewhere that I can enjoy my football.

“Everyone knows that I like to play with a smile on my face and I want to enjoy the twilight of my career now and make the most of however many games I’ve got left. You have to treat every game as if it’s your last and appreciate your life as a footballer.”

7 comments

  • There will be a club out there for this true gentleman. He alwyas played with that smile which is good to see and other players at Town could learn from his effort namely Chopra who must go soon or is it he still owes town to much money!!

    Report this comment

    finchk702

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • He certainly wouldn't let Colchester down, would have thought they would have snapped him up.

    Report this comment

    JOHN BURLS

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • What clearing the snow!!! lol

    Report this comment

    ged scott

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • Good luck Jason - don't think you were ever given a fair crack of the whip at Ipswich - but still never let the side down when given a chance. To have been treated so badly - plus taking a pay cut to stay - & still be able to consider it an 'honour & a priviledge' to play for us is the sign of a class act - & the sort of character we can ill afford to lose as the next batch of loanees arrive.

    Report this comment

    Old Timer

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • NEVER GOT A FAIR SHOUT HERE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE..

    Report this comment

    User Removed

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • The cynical paying off of players who do not fit in with the latest in the stream of gravy train riding managers seems to be an ever-growing trend at Offshore Investment FC

    Report this comment

    Rob Steroo

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  • A true gentleman. Always gave 100% which is what supports want to see. Hope you find somewhere that will allow you to play football. You always enjoyed playing shame you didnt get more opportunities in my view you are far more committed than Chopra.

    Report this comment

    finchk702

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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

With eight games to go, Ipswich Town are still not safe from relegation to League One, following a tough season in the Championship, and lost 3-1 at Cardiff City at the weekend.

Ipswich may have broken out of their run of straight draws – but a 3-1 defeat isn’t really much to shout about.

Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith has told a newspaper in New Zealand that he is 100% committed to playing for the national team, ahead of the All Whites’ World Cup qualifiers against Fiji.

Mick McCarthy says his managerial record is the reason for his longevity at Portman Road, not owner Marcus Evans’ perceived patience with his managers.

Ipswich Town will not be backtracking on their decision to raise the price of season tickets, despite a huge outcry from supporters.

Loan duo Dominic Samuel and Jonny Williams made timely injury comebacks last night as a strong Ipswich Town Under-23 side drew 1-1 with Crewe at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town have suffered a double injury blow with the news that forward duo David McGoldrick and Tom Lawrence have had to withdraw from the Republic of Ireland and Wales squads respectively.

Ipswich Town fan and football reporter WILL RIDGARD gives his view on the controversy surrounding the increase in season ticket prices at Portman Road...

It’s the start of a fortnight for fans to fester on Ipswich Town’s current state of affairs – and we want to hear from you.

Ipswich Town have finally recorded a result which is not a draw.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24