Matchroom Stadium

Next Game

Leyton Or v Ipswich

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Roots Hall

Last Game

Southend 1 - 2 Ipswich

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Richardson wants full deal

On-loan Ipswich Town defender Frazer Richardson believes he has done enough to earn a permanent move to the club.

Last Updated: 24/04/14 at 16:53 Post Comment

Frazer Richardson: Defender wants permanent deal

Frazer Richardson: Defender wants permanent deal

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The 31-year-old joined from Middlesbrough in January and has since played five games, but has only completed the full 90 minutes once, in the 2-2 draw on Monday against Bournemouth.

The former Leeds United captain has been struggling with injury all season, but after featuring in three of Ipswich's last four games, he feels he deserves a full contract.

"I'd love to stay here to be quite honest, but it is not for me to decide - it is for the powers that be," he told the Ipswich Star.

"I hope I have shown enough in training and in the game (on Monday). I think I have.

"I am not really match-fit at the minute. My last 90 minutes was in December so the Bournemouth game was the first I've started for a very long time.

"I thought I did all right. In the second half I obviously tired, but the more games I play the better I will get."

Richardson also admitted that playing under Mick McCarthy is a big factor in wanting a contract, adding: "Mick is fantastic.

"He's honest and has this willingness to want you to work hard first and foremost. That is very important for a manager to get that across to his players. Along with Terry Connor, he does that very well.

"Mick's always up there when you talk about the best managers.

"When you talk about the manager of the season awards his name will always be bandied around in that category.

"He's a professional man, and hopefully he will stay and can take us up to the Premier League."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

oes the absence of Winston Bogarde mean he's finally left Chelsea?

nellyknows
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

P

resumably, Diaby is in this team but receiving treatment

lee
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

A

deadwood 11 and not an arsenal player listed. Heady days.

EssexGooner
The Pre-Season 'Is He Still There?' XI

Footer 365

Transfer news: Arsene Wenger admits Thomas Vermaelen could leave Arsenal this summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger plans to make more signings this summer, but admits captain Thomas Vermaelen could leave.

Guus Hiddink vows to build on success of Holland predecessor Louis van Gaal

New Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has vowed to build on the success of predecessor Louis van Gaal.

Leeds win High Court ruling but claim police still owe them more than £800,000

Leeds United have been paid £1.2m after the High Court ruled that they had been overcharged for policing at home games.

Mail Box

Are Villa Fans The Lowest Of Them All?

With the possible exception of Blackpool, are any club's fans feeling any more depressed about the start of the season than Villa? We also have a bizarre suggestion and...

How Can Tim Sherwood Be Out Of Work?

Don't peple know his PPG was THE BEST EVER FOR A SPURS MANAGER? We also have mails on Luis Suarez, the new fashion for 3-5-2 and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property