Ex-West Ham star Freddie Sears says he's better in two areas since leaving

Former West Ham United talent Freddie Sears has revealed he thinks he's better in two ways since leaving the club.

Freddie Sears has explained to Ipswich Town fan website TWTD how he feels he’s a better player than when he was at West Ham.

Sears broke onto the scene as a young and talented striker at West Ham before a series of loan moves saw him move to Colchester before he signed his current deal with Ipswich Town.

The 25-year-old has played for six different senior clubs so far in his career and he’s detailed where he thinks he’s now better than he was at the Hammers.

“I feel a lot stronger as a player and I suppose that comes with age,” he said.

“I’m also a lot more confident and that has come with building up my experience. I’ve worked hard at my game and always put in extra shifts to try to improve. It has all added up to make me a better all-round player.”

His move to Ipswich was a surprising one considering how close the team currently is to the top of the Championship.

They could have seemingly signed a higher profile, more expensive attacking player but Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy seems to recognise the progress that Sears has made over the first half of this season.

It will be interesting to see how much he plays over the rest of the campaign and whether he can score the goals, which fire the side into the Premier League.

Ipswich would need a dramatic dip in form not to at least make the play-off places this season considering their current position but promotion will allow him to make a point to those who doubted him in East London.

For now, he’s just got to get his head down but if he feels stronger and more confident, then his immediate future is extremely bright.

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