Bullard in dark over future
JIMMY Bullard has revealed he is no clearer to knowing where he will be playing football next season.
The playmaker, who lit up Ipswich Town during a three-month loan spell last season, is expected to be a wanted man next season – but admitted he has had no dialogue with parent club Hull City since the season ended.
Newly-promoted QPR are one interested party while it was rumoured last week that Norwich City could make a move as manager Paul Lambert prepares for life in the Premier League.
But while speaking up the Canaries’ achievements, the 32-year-old midfielder said his future remains very much up in the air.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM show, Bullard said: “I just want to play football somewhere. I wasn’t playing at Hull so to get some football next season is top of the list. I had a good end to the season. I tried to phone the manager and everyone at Hull’s on holiday.”
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And while saying he paid no attention to speculation, Bullard, who has no agent, said of Norwich: “They are a fantastic club and have done brilliantly to get into the Premier League so who knows.”
Bullard also spoke highly of his time at Portman Road which culminated in him being named player of the year by supporters at the end of last season.
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Clearly stunned by the award, Bullard joked that it had more to do with his team players performing badly adding: “I couldn’t believe it. They called my name up and I thought they were messing about.
“I really enjoyed it at Ipswich, it was really good. I had three months there. I wasn’t playing at Hull, so I went down on loan and I enjoyed my time there under Paul Jewell. We had a good ending to the season, won a few games there and I scored a few goals.”
Meanwhile, Town have been linked with a move for Preston winger Keith Treacy over the weekend. The Republic of Ireland international, who played opposite Josh Carson in last week’s Carling Nations Cup, has said he wants to move back into the Championship after Preston’s relegation.
Burnley are said to have had a �800,000 bid turned down for Treacy while Nottingham Forest are also eyeing developments.