Date: 20th January 2015 at 4:10pm
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The news that Kevin Bru has signed an extended contract with Ipswich has to be greeted favourably by everyone.

Mick McCarthy is delighted. The Town fans are delighted and most importantly of all perhaps, Kevin Bru is delighted!

The contract extension, which takes him to the beginning of 2018 with an option of another year, is great news for everyone because this Parisian born midfielder has been a revelation this season and he has got his just rewards!

The 26 year old Mauritian international came to the blues on trial and unlike the other successful trialist at the time, Balint Bajner he has excelled.

When he plays he rarely disappoints these days and like a good wine, seems to have matured with time into a quality player who has blossomed under the stewardship of Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor.

Like all good players he has time on the ball and is generally unflustered when put under pressure.

His distribution is a great asset too and he is not afraid to shoot when the need is there.

I think he has goals in his locker and I am sure that if he has then Terry Connor will weed them out of him in the end!

The gaffer is not afraid to gamble with players coming through the door arguing that it is simply a case of nothing ventured nothing gained.

In the case of Kevin Bru then everyone is a winner except perhaps the clubs that passed him by.

On a day of more good news, we now have another keeper to boost our ranks, as Dean Gerken is expected to be out for another month or so.

Paddy Kenny has signed from Bolton on a short term deal and the 36 year old could provide valuable back up in the event of an injury to Bartosz Bialkowski.

Our third choice keeper Michael Crowe is considered by the coaching staff to be too inexperienced at this stage in his young career to be thrown in the mix of pressure-pot Championship football.

Once again today there is no news from Leeds and I would suggest that no news is bad news in our quest to get Billy Sharp through the door.

After Noel Hunt’s overnight conversion from football failure to goal machine you can understand their fears I guess.

Once bitten twice shy I suppose.


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