Iceman Ivar is fired up

ICEMAN Ivar Ingimarsson isn’t prepared to let his career melt away at Ipswich Town.

The Icelandic centre-back turns 34 next month and has only signed a one-year deal at Portman Road.

Having played a key role in Reading’s late surge up the Championship table last season, he insists he was playing as well as ever and is now ready to help Paul Jewell’s new-look Blues launch their own Premier League promotion push.

And should that dream scenario unfold, the defender – who exudes a cool authority – admits he may well decide to call time on his career while at the top.

“Some people want to play as long as they can – and there’s nothing wrong with that,” said Ingimarsson.

“Personally, I want to play as long as I think I can play well. For me a one-year contract was perfect because I really am not looking beyond this season at the moment.”

He added: “I felt I was playing really well towards the end of last season and I feel in good shape. I’m fully focused on playing games.

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“Joining Ipswich was a simple decision. The manager has told me about his ambitions and they certainly match mine. These are exciting times for this football club.”

– More to follow.