Two clubs after Currie

DARREN Currie, who sees himself playing for the next five years, has revealed that two clubs are keen on obtaining his signature.The Ipswich Town midfielder will decide within the next two weeks which offer to take up - with Colchester United believed to be one of the clubs interested.

By Elvin King

DARREN Currie, who sees himself playing for the next five years, has revealed that two clubs are keen on obtaining his signature.

The Ipswich Town midfielder will decide within the next two weeks which offer to take up - with Colchester United believed to be one of the clubs interested.

Currie's contract with the Blues ends on June 30, but while his former team mates are working up a sweat at the Rushmere training ground today, the 32-year-old will be basking in the sun by a hotel pool in Lanzarote.


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League One Millwall, managed by former Ipswich assistant manager Willie Donachie, is the other club who could be in for a player who helped Derby County gain promotion from the Championship last season.

“I have two offers to consider, and must decide which one is best for me and my family,” said Currie.

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“I have the same enthusiasm and energy now as I have always had and see myself playing for another five years or so.”

Currie's dream has always been to play in the Premiership - and he came tantalisingly close with Derby.

He made just seven starts for Ipswich under Jim Magilton and spent the period before Christmas on loan at fellow Championship side Coventry.

He was then involved on loan when Derby won promotion via the play-offs although he was not in the 16 for their final win over West Brom at Wembley.

“It was a bit of a difficult time for me last season,” said Currie.

“I thought I was going to sign full time for Coventry at Christmas, and then thought I had done enough to earn at least a one-year contract with Derby.

“It is a thin line, and you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“Derby manager Billy Davies was straight with me - and this is all you can ask.”

Currie lives in Witham and is currently on holiday with his wife and one-year-old child. The couple are expecting an addition to the family in August.

After a long weekend off the Ipswich Town squad were training again today.

n IPSWICH have confirmed that their first round Carling Cup game at League Two MK Dons will take place on Tuesday, August 14 with a 7.45pm kick-off.

The match will be the first competitive match played under lights at MK Dons' new stadium:mk ground.

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