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New boy Jon looking up

Posted on: Fri 26 Jan 2007

Town have completed the signing of Jon Walters from Chester with the striker targeting a return to the Premiership for him and Blues.

The 23-year-old former Bolton frontman has signed a contract that that will keep him at Portman Road until the summer of 2010 and follows David Wright, Gary Roberts and George O'Callaghan as January signings.

Jon, who impressed for Chester against Town in the FA Cup Third Round tie between the clubs recently, had become the target of a number of sides with Chester reported to have turned down bids for the player earlier in the week.

In his first interview since putting pen to paper, Jon told Ipswich World: "It's been a hectic time. I got a phone call late last night and expected it to be from Scunthorpe.

Jon - delighted

"There was talk that they had been in for me so I was surprised and delighted to hear that it was Ipswich and I was on the road at six o'clock this morning.

"I know a little bit about the Club from watching them on TV when I was younger and having played at Portman Road recently. I know it's a massive club and it's a great opportunity for me.

"Looking around the place, it's a Premiership club and I know that is where Jim Magilton wants this Club to be.

"I had a taste of the Premiership with Bolton when I was there and looking back on my time there, I should have given it another year or so.

Jon - in Premiership with Bolton

"I wanted to play regular first team football though and moved on but I have always believed I can get back to that level and hopefully I can do that with Ipswich."

Jon started his career at Blackburn before moving on to Bolton, where he spent three years before joining Hull and then Wrexham. He moved to Chester last summer and is capped by the Republic of Ireland at U21 level.

Subscribers to Ipswich World can watch the full interview with Jon now.
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