Date: 2nd July 2009 at 1:54pm
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Town manager Roy Keane was the main reason why Liam Trotter decided to stay at Ipswich.

The 20-year-old signed a new 12 month deal at Portman Road yesterday while rejecting a three year deal from former loan side Scunthorpe, who were obviously keen to keep him after a successful loan spell at Glanford Park.

Trotter told the club site how he feels his progress has been stunted in recent seasons at Portman Road, when Jim Magilton was manager, but believes the appointment of Roy Keane will only make him a better player.

He said: ‘With a new manager here, it’s a fresh start.

‘The manager has said I’ll get the chance to show what I can do and that’s probably the major factor in me staying. I’ve not really progressed at Ipswich over the last year or two but this is a new opportunity for me.

‘I spoke to the manager and he said he wanted me to stay here which was obviously a big boost for me.’

He also revealed that he thought his days were up at PR: ‘I’ll admit I was a bit surprised.

‘At the end of last season I thought I would be moving on from Ipswich. I enjoyed my time at Scunthorpe and their manager wanted me to go there.’

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