Bowyer sold on traditions and ambitions of the Blues

NEW Ipswich Town signing Lee Bowyer has revealed that it was a mix of the past and the future at the club that persuaded him to join the Blues.

After agreeing a one-year deal, with an option of a second year, the 34-year-old free transfer said: “There was interest from other clubs but Ipswich is the right choice for me.

“I know all about the traditions of the club and the history after working with Sir Bobby Robson at Newcastle. I know it’s a family club but having met the manager, I know it’s also an ambitious one and that’s very important for me.

“Everything I heard from the manager was very positive. He wants to get Ipswich back in the Premier League and I’m looking forward to playing my part in trying to make that happen.”

Bowyer becomes Paul Jewell’s fifth summer signing and the Town boss praised the veteran midfielder’s winning attitude.

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Jewell said: “We’re obviously delighted to have signed a player of Lee’s quality.

“Anyone who has seen Lee play over the years knows he is a winner and he will bring that winning mentality into our dressing-room.”

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