I want to go up with Town

DAVID Wright is still in the dark over whether or not he will be offered a new contract.

But Ipswich Town’s experienced right-back, who has been a regular in the team in recent weeks, with eight starts in the last 11 games, is in no doubt as to where he wants to be playing next season – still at Portman Road.

Wright’s current deal expires this summer, and a decision over his future is just one of a number of tough decisions that manager Roy Keane has to make over the next fortnight.

“I’ve heard nothing at the moment,” explained Wright.

“But I’d love to stay. I do love playing for this club. When I came here three years ago, I wanted to achieve promotion with this club, and that’s still exactly what I want to do.

“I want to be a part of it. But I haven’t heard anything so we will have to wait and see.

“I was lucky enough to be a part of a promotion team at Wigan. I experienced it and it’s a great, great feeling.

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“That’s what this club deserves, and the fans as well, and hopefully we’ll achieve that next year.

“The club from top to bottom is totally different to what it was six months ago. It was always going to take time to settle in and we’ve had a real good second half of the season.

“We need to take this into the start of next season. We want to make sure we have a full season of producing some good stuff,” added Wright.

Warrington-born Wright moved to Portman Road from Wigan just over three years ago, having previously made 211 league appearances for his first club Crewe. But he is in no hurry to move again.

The 29-year-old believed that Saturday’s 2-2 draw at champions Newcastle United bodes well for next season.

He continued: “The shape of the team was very, very good. We’d been working on it for a few days, and we knew exactly what to do, with Connor (Wickham) up front on his own. I thought he was outstanding.

“But overall it was a very good performance.

“David Norris did very well just in front of the back four. I think he was thinking that he wasn’t doing anything, but he was.

“Newcastle found it hard to break us down, but fair play to Newcastle, they’ve got great quality in their team and that’s why they are champions.

“We haven’t achieved what we wanted to achieve this season, but we don’t want the season to just fizzle out. We want to finish strong against Sheffield United next weekend,” concluded Wright.

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