Ryan Tunnicliffe speaks glowingly of Ipswich Town ahead of his return with Blackburn Rovers

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Ryan Tunnicliffe has spoken glowingly of Ipswich Town ahead of his return to Portman Road with Blackburn Rovers tomorrow.

The 21-year-old made 24 starts and four substitute appearances for the Blues during a loan spell in the first half of last season. He was then recalled by parent club Manchester United and promptly sold to Fulham in the January transfer window.

His time at Craven Cottage hasn’t worked out, however, and – after making just two Premier League starts for the Cottagers – he finished the season on loan at Championship club Wigan.

He’s now on a season-long loan at Blackburn, returning to Portman Road for the second time tomorrow following Wigan’s 3-1 win in Suffolk back in March.

“I’ve got very happy memories of the club and whenever anyone mentions Ipswich they still bring a smile to my face,” said the dynamic midfielder. “I still speak to some of the lads there, lads I think will be lifetime friends, and I enjoyed working with the gaffer.

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“It’s the first game of a tough week and I think we can go there and win. We’re not scared of going to anyone’s home pitch and win games. We’ll go there and give it our all and hopefully it sets us up for a nine-point week if possible.

“Every away game is quite far to go so the town of Ipswich get right behind the club. It was a Premiership club not too long ago, so the stadium is magnificent, the facilities are great, and obviously they’ve got a good structure now with a great gaffer and a great set of lads, so it’s a very good club.

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“They’re in a great run, fair play to them, but we’re going to go there and expect to win, because we believe we can go anywhere and win if we play the way we are capable of playing.”

– See tomorrow’s EADT for full match preview.

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