David McGoldrick is the ‘full package’, says team mate Paul Anderson

David McGoldrick celebrates scoring against Leeds. PHOTO: Gregg Brown

David McGoldrick celebrates scoring against Leeds. PHOTO: Gregg Brown - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is on his way to becoming the ‘full package’.

That’s according to his team mate Paul Anderson, the winger having been reunited with his former Nottingham Forest team mate at Portman Road this summer.

Hailed as a rising star after emerging from the Southampton youth team alongside the likes of Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott, McGoldrick earned a £1million move to The City Ground in 2009.

His time there was a frustrating one though, the East Midlands club’s plethora of striking options at the time meaning McGoldrick was never really given much of a run in the side and often stuck out on the wing.

A scintillating spell at League One side Coventry reignited his career at the start of last season though, with the Blues moving quickly to snap him up first on loan then on a Bosman free transfer.

Already he’s looking like a bargain buy.

Not only has the 25-year-old scored seven goals in 20 league starts, but his intelligent movement, hard work and sharp touch has really help knit together Town’s play in the final third.

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“He’s brilliant,” enthused Anderson. “They paid a lot of money for him at Forest and I thought he didn’t get quite get the opportunity that he probably deserved.

“He’s come on leaps and bounds since then and to be honest he’s pretty much the full package.

“His work rate has always been questioned by some, but it’s been fantastic here. “Now he’s putting in the goals as well. It’s great to play with him again.”

Anderson – who missed Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Yeovil with a slight groin injury –added: “We’ve got some great individual players here, but our biggest asset is the fact that the manager has got us working together as a team.

“Our first aim is to improve on last season and if we get anywhere near the play-offs it will be a great achievement.”