Bradley Orr is ready to hit the ground running for Ipswich Town

Leicester v Ipswich: Town new boy Bradley Orr insists he’s ready to hit the ground running tomorrow.

The 30-year-old started 12 of Blackburn’s opening 14 games of the season, but has been an unused substitute in Henning Berg’s first three games in charge of the Ewood Park club.

And after joined Mick McCarthy’s resurgent Blues on loan until January 26, the former QPR and Bristol City defender is itching to start when Town travel to Leicester tomorrow.

“In my head, I wanted to get out (of Blackburn) quick,” said Orr. “I didn’t feel like I deserved to be out the team anyway. When the new manager came in, we were off the back of two wins and clean sheets.

“There was an opportunity for me to strike while the iron’s hot in terms of match fitness. I didn’t want to stay around and stagnate for three or four weeks and then come (to a new club) and take three or four games to get up to the pace that is needed.

“I feel as if I am match-ready. That was a big factor in me wanting to get it done quick.

“I’m not someone who likes to sit around and pick up my monthly wage. I want to be playing and mixing it on a Saturday.

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“When I hang my boots up, I want to see how many games I have played. I don’t want to just be a number.

“When you are not playing, you sometimes just become, without knowing it, a negative impact on the place. I didn’t want that as I have good friends in the Blackburn dressing room.

“I wanted to get out the way really and come somewhere where I felt I would have a fair crack at it.”

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