I want to fire Town into Premier League - Chopra

MICHAEL Chopra has vowed to fire Ipswich Town back into the Premier League.

The confident 27-year-old has backed himself to quickly become a fans favourite after completing a three-year deal with the Blues.

And number one in his sights is helping Town return to top flight football for the first time in almost a decade.

Chopra said: “The club is ambitious. Ipswich want to be back in the Premier League and hopefully I can play my part in that being achieved.

“I’ve scored goals at this level before and I want to do the same for Ipswich. I’m looking forward to reporting for pre-season and getting down to work with the other players, getting on with the job of trying to win promotion.

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“There are good players here. It’s a club with a lot of potential. It’s a club that has been in the Premier League before and I’m here to help them get back to that level again.”

Chopra, who is expected to be the first of many new signings this summer, yesterday completed his move from Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of �1.5million.

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Town manager Paul Jewell said he was delighted to bring in a striker with a “proven track record” and Chopra was equally complimentary of his new boss.

He said: “I spoke to the manager and was impressed with his plans for the club.

“I know some of the players here as well and from talking to them, it was clear there is real ambition at Ipswich.

“I enjoyed my time at Cardiff but this is a new start for me at Ipswich and I’m looking forward to it.

“I can’t wait to get going and the target is to help the club reach the Premier League.”

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