Tractor Boys midfielder Liam Trotter has signed a new one-year contract at Portman Road, however, the 20 year old admits he was torn between his hometown Club and Scunthorpe United.
Trotter had been unsure if he would be staying with Town following the appointment of Roy Keane as the Club’s new manager.
Liam, a product of the Club’s Academy, made five appearances for Town last season before going on loan to Grimsby and then Scunthorpe.
It is believed the Iron offered him a longer-term deal than Ipswich but Trotter has now agreed a one-year deal to stay at Portman Road and is eager to make an impression on Keane.
Ipswich have released 10 of the 13 players who were out of contract at the end of June, and Trotter says manager Roy Keane’s faith in offering him a new deal was a ‘big boost’. He told the Club’s official website:
“I spoke to the Manager and he said he wanted me to stay here which was obviously a big boost for me.”
“I’ll admit I was a bit surprised. At the end of last season I thought I would be moving on from Ipswich. I enjoyed my time at Scunthorpe and their Manager wanted me to go there.”
“But with a new Manager here, it’s a fresh start. The Manager has said I’ll get the chance to show what I can do and that’s probably the major factor in me staying.”