Varney returning to Ipswich Town to complete his rehab

Luke Varney, pictured in action for Ipswich Town. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Luke Varney, pictured in action for Ipswich Town. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Luke Varney is returning to Ipswich Town to complete his rehab, the club have confirmed.

The 32-year-old forward proved a big hit during an end-of-season loan spell from Blackburn Rovers but then suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the 1-1 play-off semi-final draw with Norwich City at Portman Road.

Following successful surgery, the former Charlton, Portsmouth and Leeds player spoke candidly to this newspaper about how he rediscovered his love for the game at Ipswich and how his focus was on getting fully fit in attempt to earn a permanent deal at the club.

Blues boss Mick McCarthy vowed to give Varney all the support he needed in his rehab, with the front man now set to live in the town and access the club’s medical and physio staff.

There will then be an assessment to decide whether a contract is offered.

“The club have been great with me and I’m already working on my rehab, getting some treatment,” said Varney, who is aiming to be back to full fitness ahead of the initial six-month prognosis. “I just want to get back and play for Ipswich again as soon as possible now.”


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