Walters has Premier League in his sights

JON Walters has the Premier League in his sights and still hopes he can get there with Ipswich Town.The 25-year-old who agreed a further year on his contract earlier this week, just 10 months after signing a new deal keeping him at Portman Road until 2011 last January, maintains he still has ambitions to play in the top flight once again.

Derek Davis

JON Walters has the Premier League in his sights and still hopes he can get there with Ipswich Town.

The 25-year-old who agreed a further year on his contract earlier this week, just 10 months after signing a new deal keeping him at Portman Road until 2011 last January, maintains he still has ambitions to play in the top flight once again.

Walters said: “I'm delighted to have signed a new deal and now I want to get this club into the Premier League.


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“That was my target when I first came here and nothing has changed.

Walters signed from Chester for around £150,000 in January 2007 and was a £3m summer target of newly-promoted Stoke City in the summer but Ipswich Town refused to sell and offered the player improved terms.

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The attacker was the Blues Player of the Year for last season with 13 goals in his 40 games.

More players have since joined him and Walters feels Town can be challengers for a play-off place.

He added: “We have got a good squad of players here and there is no reason why we can't be in the chase for the top six places come the end of the season.”

Walters has been in the wars of late, playing with a bandage around his head after getting bangs against Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest, and on Tuesday against Charlton.

He also had a public spat with Iván Campo during 2-2 draw at home with Swansea that was said to have carried on after the game. While Campo has not played since, Walters has been a regular in the Blues side, missing just the opening day of the season when Town were beaten at home by Preston.

His 19 goals in total for Town come in 72 Town appearances.

Walters made his Premier League debut while an 18-year-old with Bolton and made four appearances in the top flight.

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