I want to end my career in the Premier League with Town - Bowyer

VETERAN midfielder Lee Bowyer has said he wants to end his career on a high after finalising his move to Ipswich Town.

The tenacious midfielder remains as ambitious as ever and wants one more crack at the Premier League after signing for the Blues on a one-year contract, but with an option of a further 12 months.

Bowyer, who met his new team mates this morning in Holland as the club begin their pre-season tour, said: “I met up with the manager on Saturday night and it was clear that I’m joining an ambitious club.

“I have the same ambitions. I’m not looking to join a club that is happy in mid-table. I have always played to win and I’m no different now.

“Ipswich are aiming for promotion and I’m here to play my part in trying to make that happen. I have played most of my football in the Premier League and it would be nice to finish my career at that level - with Ipswich.”

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Despite his age, Bowyer insisted he had no problems with fitness and clearly he is looking to play week-in, week-out, as part of Jewell’s new-look side.

He said: “I know I’m 34 but fitness is not a problem for me. My Pro Zone stats stood up against much younger team-mates of mine at Birmingham last season and in the opposition as well.

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“I’ll be a week or so behind the other lads in terms of pre-season training but I’m looking forward to getting going now. There were other clubs interested, Premier League clubs, but Ipswich is a good move for me.

“I started my career at a family club in Charlton and perhaps I’ll end it at a family club in Ipswich but it would be nice to go out on a high. That’s the aim coming here. I’m still ambitious. I want to win and I want to help Ipswich win.”

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