Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo keen impress on loan at Ipswich Town

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:24 03 January 2013

Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo helps Jay Emmanuel-Thomas off the pitch at Portman Road

Leeds United defender Patrick Kisnorbo helps Jay Emmanuel-Thomas off the pitch at Portman Road

Copyright Ashley Pickering

PATRICK Kisnorbo is eager to impress at Ipswich Town during his one-month loan switch from Championship rivals Leeds United.

The 31-year-old no-nonsense centre-back was a star player when the Yorkshire club were promoted from League One, but has found his chances limited in recent years due to injury.

With Danny Higginbotham having left the Blues at the end of his loan spell to join Sheffield United, Blues boss Mick McCarthy has moved quickly to bring in some cover for Luke Chambers and Tommy Smith.

“It’s great to be here and it’s great to have the opportunity to play some football again,” said Kisnorbo, who is eligible to play at Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round on Saturday and could replace Chambers after he broke his nose in training this morning.

“I haven’t been playing at Leeds and I’ve got the opportunity to come here now, so I just want to do well for the manager, the players and the fans.

“It’s been well documented that I’ve had a couple of injuries during my time at Leeds and it’s been hard, but I’m fully fit now and ready to show what I can do.”

The former Leicester and Hearts defender also revealed that he came close to joining Blues earlier in his career but a move to Portman Road didn’t quite materialise.

“There was talk about me coming here before from Leicester, along with Gareth McAuley but it didn’t happen in the end,” added the defender, speaking to the club website.

“It was unfortunate but that’s football. I’m glad to be here now though and there’s a great set-up here at Ipswich.

“That was then though and I’m here now and looking forward to doing well with my new team-mates.

“The first thing I said to the lads when I arrived was that there’s a good squad here and we can certainly keep moving forward. You know what it’s like in the Championship though, it’s really up and down.”

McCarthy said: “The first thing I liked about him was he was available and eligible for the weekend!

“I know him, I’ve seen him play at Leicester and I know he’s a good competitor, a good defender and good character around the place. He has been injured, but he’s trained every day and played in the Under-21 games – we’ve checked all that out with Leeds’ fitness coaches.

“He’s another one who’s not been playing, but I’m delighted we’ve got him in because we only had Chambo and Tommy Smith at centre-backs.”

– See tomorrow’s EADT and Ipswich Star for all the latest Blues news.

0 comments

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday in their final home game of the 2016/17 season this afternoon. Here’s what’s been said in the Owls camp.

We want to see your pictures and video from the last home game of the season for Ipswich Town this afternoon!

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday in their home game of the 2016/17 season today (3pm ko). Here’s where the game could be won and lost.

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday, at Portman Road, in their final home game of this season (3pm ko). Here a few bets you might fancy.

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday in their final home game of the 2016/17 season this afternoon. Here’s your match preview.

Are the roads and railways clear and will you need a coat or your sunglasses at Ipswich Town’s final Portman Road game of the season?

Ipswich Town round off their home campaign in the Championship with a game against play-off chasing Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon.

Today we take a look back at a big triumph for Town over today’s opponents Sheffield Wednesday, back in 2007.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says the progress made by young full-backs Myles Kenlock and Josh Emmanuel have been a positive in a disappointing season.

As Ipswich Town take to the field against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow afternoon, one diehard Owls fan will be hoping the team he has followed since the 1920s can return to South Yorkshire with an away win.

Most read

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