Tamas will do the Continental

GOAL-GETTER Tamas Priskin is looking to add a bit more continental flair to the Blues promotion challenge.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

GOAL-GETTER Tamas Priskin is looking to add a bit more continental flair to the Blues promotion challenge.

While Priskin primarily sees himself as an out and out goalscorer, and his record with Watford in the second half of last season and for Hungary, bears that out

“My main strength is scoring. My favourite way to play is with short passes and getting the ball to my feet. I can also get on the end of crosses as well.

“I'm a more continental player than a typical English one.”

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The 23-year-old signed a three-year deal with Ipswich Town and immediately vowed to fire the goals to take them to the Premier League.

Priskin said: “This is a big step for me and I think I will enjoy my time here.

“Last season I scored 14 goals in 32 games and I want to score even more this season.

“I think I'm good in front of goal and can take chances.”

The Hungary international joined the Blues from Watford in a �1.7m move, with the Hornets also getting 20 per cent of any subsequent profit from a sell on fee.

The ambitious striker chose the Blues rather than sign an extension on his contract at Vicarage Road, which had a year to run.

He said: “This is a bigger club than Watford and it is big step forward. The thing for me is to get promoted and I feel this club can get promoted.

“When I first came to England it was a bit hard but I'm settled now and this is my fourth season and I have been scoring goals.”

Priskin also revealed how he had done his homework on Roy Keane my speaking with Black Cats keeper Marton Fulop.

He said: “I knew Roy Keane the manager from my friend at Sunderland who I spoke to every day.

“So I know of him as a manager and I know about him as a player because he was a very good player.”

Priksin admitted he was thrilled to be joining Town after first hearing of their interest after Keane went to watch him play last weekend and followed that up with a bid which was initially knocked back, although a second was accepted.

“I heard about it after the game.

“I have been excited since I heard of Ipswich's interest but I have just done my job every day and have been training hard for this weekend's game.

“Things moved very quickly on Thursday after the second bid was accepted.”

Although he is fit and ready to play at Coventry City on Sunday, Priskin will miss the Carling Cup tie at Shrewsbury on Tuesday due to international commitments with Hungary playing Romania in a friendly.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk