JET helped convince me to come to Ipswich – Wabara

IPSWICH Town new signing Reece Wabara has revealed that Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had a helping hand in him signing on loan with the Blues.

Wabara today sealed a three-month move to Suffolk from Manchester City after turning down a number of other Championship sides.

Wabara, who is included in tomorrow’s squad for the home match against Brighton, said: “I know about Ipswich’s history, the fact that they have a good fanbase and that they have a reputation for passing the ball around.

“I know Jay [Emmanuel-Thomas] and had a word with him and he said it was a great club. When you see the players here, there looks a really good squad.

“There are a lot of players here who have played Premier League football and I’m sure playing and training here will help my game and obviously I’m here to try and help Ipswich as well.”


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The 19-year-old also said Manchester City coach David Platt had some very encouraging words to say about the Blues.

He added: “My chances are limited at City with the squad they have so going out on loan will give me the chance to play some football and improve my game.

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“David Platt told me there were a few Championship clubs who were interested in me and gave me a couple of days to think about which one I wanted to join.

“He wanted to see which one I chose and when I told him Ipswich, he said that was his view as well. Platty knows the gaffer as well and he said Ipswich was a good choice.”

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