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‘I just didn’t fit at Ipswich any more’ – Kevin Bru reflects on his time at Town

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 June 2018

Kevin Bru made more than 100 appearanecs for Ipswich Town. Photo: Pagepix

Kevin Bru made more than 100 appearanecs for Ipswich Town. Photo: Pagepix

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Kevin Bru believes he still had a lot to offer Ipswich Town and has thanked Blues fans for their support following a move to Cypriot side Apollon Limassol.

The Paris-born midfielder spent four years at Portman Road, scoring four goals in 62 starts and 41 substitute appearances.

Signed by Mick McCarthy following an impressive trial in 2014, the Mauritian international played a key role as Town recorded Championship finishes of sixth and seventh.

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His game-time tailed off after that though and he spent the entirety of last season on the transfer list, making just three league starts.

“I made many friends in Ipswich, it was an important time in my life and career and I will always look back on it with happy memories,” said the 29-year-old.

“I will always be thankful to Mick McCarthy for giving me a chance in English football, but I won’t lie – the last year was tough for me.

“I went to him last summer and said I wanted to leave if I wasn’t going to be playing regularly and he said ‘ok, if you want to leave you can leave’. It didn’t happen though.

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“Every time I came back into the team last year I thought I played well. I believe in my qualities and that my best football is still to come. I like to play in teams that pass and are progressive and in the end maybe I just didn’t fit at Ipswich any more. That’s football.”

A move to French top-flight club Toulouse fell through at the last moment, with long-time admirers Limassol – who drew 2-2 at Everton in the Europa League group stages last season – quickly swooping.

“I’ve never been to Cyprus before,” said Bru, who became a free agent. “I arrived yesterday and didn’t know what it would be like, but it looks nice and the weather is hot.

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“We are going to Australia tomorrow as part of the pre-season preparations and then when I get back from there I will sort a house and my missus and two-year-old son will join me.

“Limassol just missed out on the title last season, so the goal is to win it this time and qualify for the Europa League again.”

He added: “I’ve had a lot of messages from Ipswich fans wishing me well. They were always very supportive of me. I want to thank them a lot for that and I wish the club all the best under the new manager. I will always follow Ipswich’s results and want them to do well in the future.”

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

ANDY WARREN spoke to new Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill about his time at Norwich and his start to life under Paul Lambert at Portman Road.

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