Former West Ham talent Freddie Sears comments on 'perfect move' to Ipswich Town

The striker is helping Ipswich fight for a place back in the Premier League.

Ipswich Town are still looking to tie up a play-off spot in The Championship. With two games left in the season the club are sixth in the league, just three points ahead of Brentford and Wolves in the chasing pack.

They have been in good form recently, much of that down to the performances of a former West Ham talent.

Freddie Sears has scored five goals in his last five games for the club, taking his tally to 22 for the season for Ipswich and former club Colchester United.

He has now spoken to The Guardian about his time at Ipswich so far:

“When Ipswich came in I was desperate to get down there and speak to the manager, knowing what he is like.

“I couldn’t wait. Everything was sorted out and I came in and hit the ground running. It’s been a perfect move for me and a good one for the club.”

Sears started his career with a bang at West Ham United, scoring on his debut against Blackburn Rovers in March 2008 as an 18-year-old.

But he never settled in West Ham's first-team and after loan spells at Crystal Palace, Coventry City, Scunthorpe United and Colchester United he joined the latter permanently in 2012. This season he has scored 14 goals in 29 appearances for The U's - which is probably what alerted Ipswich's attention to his services.

Now he has two important games with his new club against Nottingham Forest and, on the last day of the season, Blackburn - the team he scored his very first goal against. He would love to hit the back of the net against the Rovers again and send Ipswich on their way to making par with West Ham United.

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