Rosenior - game is just as important to Hull City

IPSWICH TOWN: Liam Rosenior today insisted that tomorrow’s npower Championship game at the KC Stadium (kick-off 3pm) is just as important for Hull City as it is for the Blues.

The full back was on Town’s books last season on loan from Reading and the 26-year-old made 31 appearances and scored one goal.

It was a surprise to many when he was not offered a contract by Ipswich manager Roy Keane in the summer, and after a period out of the game the player who appeared in the Premier League for Fulham was signed on a free by Hull towards the end of last month.

“Ipswich will be looking to get back to winning ways after two defeats, but it’s a big game for us as well,” said Rosenior, who has had scans on a hamstring problem that saw him withdrawn early from last Friday’s 2-1 victory at Preston.

“Like all Championship sides we feel we can reach the play-offs, and to achieve this victory against Ipswich is a must.”

Rosenior is adamant that Town will enjoy a good season and be among the play-off contenders right to the end of the campaign.

“I stick by what I said at the end of last season that Ipswich would enjoy a good time this year,” added Rosenior.

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“The manager was new when I joined, and he is now more established at the club and I see that they are winning more matches.

“From personal experience I know how good their players are and I’m looking forward to seeing some friendly faces at the weekend.”

Rosenior has no grouse with Ipswich or their manager and said his time at Portman Road was an enjoyable one.

“Ipswich Town is a fantastic club with fantastic fans and I haven’t a bad word to say.

“The manager gave me an opportunity to play for such a club and I can only thank him for that.

“My only concern about my time in Suffolk was that we didn’t do as well as I expected us to.

“That was a big shame.”

Talking about his move to Hull, Rosenior went on: “There was interest from the Premier League and I turned down approaches from Championship clubs.

“I knew the right club would come along and I’m looking forward to helping Hull move up the table and hopefully back into the top flight. But we need to win tomorrow.”

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