Ipswich Town midfielder Ben Pringle discusses why it hasn’t worked at Fulham, set pieces and comparisons to Ryan Fraser
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New signing Ben Pringle tackles a range of questions ahead of Ipswich Town’s clash with Hull City this evening.B
Pringle on...his first few weeks at Ipswich Town
“Coming here I wanted to play as many games as I could and it was a nice start to be thrown in, so I’m just looking forward now to trying to play as many games as possible.
“I think I did quite well in the first half but the game changed in the second, but physically I felt fine and felt as though I could complete the game, although obviously I’ll get stronger.
“I’m looking forward now, really.
Pringle on…why things haven’t worked out at Fulham
“I knew when I signed at Fulham, having played every single week at Rotherham for a good three years, compared to Fulham where I knew I might not play every week and there were times I might be on the bench.
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“I believed in my ability, though, and I didn’t think what happened at Fulham would happen. It was frustrating at times but I’m delighted to come here and play games.
“There have been a lot of changes go on at the club, they’ve changed the way they want to do things a number of times during the season. The style of play is maybe different to what I’d like to play.”
Pringle on…Ipswich’s interest in the summer
“Not a lot really, I know there have been a few people on Twitter saying I’ve turned Ipswich down and things like that but it never got to that point.
“I knew Mick was interest. One of my good friends at Rotherham speaks to Lidds (Andy Liddell) quite often so we knew about it then, although nothing came from it.
“At the time, when I was leaving Rotherham, I was open to pretty much anything, so it was just a case of who showed interest enough and who wanted to do it.
“Fulham were the frontrunners and I went there.”
Pringle on…his playing style
“I like to put balls into the box and create chances, whether that’s coming inside or whether it’s staying out wide and putting balls in. I like to make things happen and get about the pitch, whether it’s out wide or in the middle.
“Let’s hope I can do that.”
Pringle on…comparisons to Ryan Fraser
“I haven’t stopped hearing about him to be honest!
“He’s completely different to what I am. From what I gather he’s little and runs at people quite quickly. I don’t think fans are going to be expecting that from me.
“The gaffer’s said ‘we’ve brought you in to create chances and that’s to put balls in the box’ so I know what I’ve got to try and do and with those strikers in the team it shouldn’t be a problem.
Pringle on…his career so far
“I’ve been pretty much all over, but coming up with Rotherham from League Two to League One, you want to try and stay at the highest level possible.
“To get a loan move from Fulham, down the middle, to Ipswich up the top is really good.
“I’ll never forget about the (non-league) times. You can almost laugh about it now but they were pretty tough, it helps keep you feet on the ground and makes you appreciate the training ground and everything else which comes with a club like this.
Pringle on…young players coming through
“That’s what it should be about for the lads coming through, they get the under 21 games and things like that but they never really get the experience of a proper game.
“If you sign for Ilkeston Town in the Unibond Premier League you soon find out what kind of player you are.
“I think it needs to be addressed differently but that’s just my opinion.
Pringle on…making his home debut against Hull
“I can’t wait, I’ve played here before with Rotherham so know the stadium and the atmosphere is about so it should be good.
“It will be a tough game but with the players we have in the squad and the style we like to play, we should be enough for everyone.”
Pringle on…set pieces
“I’m always around the set-pieces, looking to get involved. I know there are a few other boys who fancy it as well so it’s about weighing up what’s best at the time.”
Pringle on…the future
“I’m not really looking too far forward and it’s up to Fulham though because that’s who I play for. That’s all I can say on that really to be honest so we’ll have to wait and see.
“I know I’ll enjoy time here and we’ll have to wait and see what happens.”