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By Stuart Watson
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
BRADLEY Orr hopes his loan move to Ipswich Town turns into a permanent one after admitting he has always wanted to work with manager Mick McCarthy.
The 30-year-old right-back – who helped QPR gain promotion to the Premier League (2010/11) and was part of a Bristol City side that lost in the Championship Play-Off Final to Hull (2007/08) – is due to be with the Blues until January 26th.
Athough his contract with Championship rivals Blackburn isn’t up until 2014, he has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Henning Berg. And already he is thinking about a long-term future at Portman Road.
Speaking to Ipswich Player, he said: “The manager has a proven track record at this level and the one above and is a massive factor in me coming to Ipswich.
“I have spoken to him in the past when there was a possibility that I could have signed for him. It didn’t work out then but I’m delighted it has this time.
“Having spoken to the manager a couple of times recently and knowing what Ipswich is all about anyway, it was an easy decision to make. I didn’t need to speak to anyone else in the game. I just jumped in my car and came down here.
“I know the club is at the wrong end of the table but that doesn’t bother me. With the manager here, I think it’s exciting times for Ipswich and I’m glad to be part of it.”
He continued: “We have talked about me staying. That’s the plan and I’d certainly be interested in a permanent move.
“If the manager and the powers that be want that to happen, I could be here longer than the loan date but it will be down to how well I do here and how much I can help the club. My priority is doing as well as I can for Ipswich Town.”
– See tomorrow’s EADT to read opinions on Orr from those that know him best.