Davis speaks of his delight to join Town
KELVIN Davis last night spoke of his delight at joining 'a Premier League club in the wrong division'.The 6'1'' keeper has now completed his medical and signed a three-year deal and will train with his new team-mates today.
KELVIN Davis last night spoke of his delight at joining 'a Premier League club in the wrong division'.
The 6'1'' keeper has now completed his medical and signed a three-year deal and will train with his new team-mates today.
Davis immediately targeted the Premiership as the next step on his career path after joining from Wimbledon on a free transfer and explained why he chose the Blues.
He said: "I like everything about the club. It is a Premier League club in the wrong division. I already have strong connections with Ipswich in knowing Malcolm Webster. Then there is the manager who is recognised as one of the best.
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"I have done my apprenticeship at Luton and then Wimbledon, now I want to play in the Premier League. Every player wants to be in the Premiership and the Champions' League and I am no different."
The 26-year-old is a good friend of former England under-21 team-mate Andy Marshall, and former Blue Richard Wright, and while he appreciates it is a difficult situation for Andy, he is sure there will be no problems.
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He said: "Andy is a top goalkeeper with a great reputation in the game. We are close friends and I know there will be no hard feelings between us. The manager makes the decision about who plays and I know I have a job to do and will do it the best I can."
Davis revealed former Suffolk schoolteacher Stuart Murdoch played a big part in his decision to join Town.
The Dons, who are in administration and having to reduce their wage bill, had interest from a number of clubs in Davis, with Premiership sides Everton and Birmingham reportedly among those keen.
Davis said: "It was extremely difficult for me to leave Wimbledon but Stuart made the decision easier for me. We talked about what was best for my future career and Ipswich is the right club for me. It is not always about money and I know I have done the right thing coming here."
Davis is expected to be named in the Ipswich squad travelling to Boston United for their penultimate friendly of the pre-season tomorrow.
Defender John McGreal gets his first action of the summer, with Matt Richards, Jermaine Wright and Nabil Abidallah also likely to improve their match fitness.