Ipswich midfielder Sam Morsy has made his aims for the season clear following his transfer from Middlesbrough…
Ipswich’s final summer signing, Sam Morsy, has outlined his ambitions for the 2021/22 campaign following his move from Championship side Middlesbrough.
The midfielder, who worked with Town boss Paul Cook at Wigan, has stated that the immediate aim for him at Portman Road is a promotion from League One.
“The immediate aim is to get promoted and that’s what I’ve come to the club to do.
“You can’t dress it up, the aim is promotion given the size of this club, the players and the manager.
“I know the owners want to invest in the squad and want us to be a force in the Championship.
“They’ve backed the manager and the manager has been promoted from this league before so it’s exciting.
“There’s some very good players here. With Kyle Edwards, my good friend, Lee Peltier [Middlesbrough right-back] has had nothing but good things to say about him and about how good he is.”
Ipswich fans will surely be buzzing after reading these comments from Morsy. The midfielder has not joined the club to be content with challenging for a top-half finish or just making the play-offs, he wants to get promoted out of this division and feels like Cook has put together a squad capable of doing just that.
These are the type of positive quotes that Ipswich fans will be desperate for given the club’s dreadful start to the campaign. The Tractor Boys are currently sat in the relegation zone after picking up three points from their opening five League One matches, drawing three and losing two.
Fans will be wanting to cling on to any positives they can to give them hope for the rest of the season and these comments from Morsy offer that.
It would be strange for a player of his experience to drop down into the third tier if he did not genuinely believe that Ipswich could get promoted, as he had the chance of playing Championship football with Middlesbrough, which means that supporters can believe what he is saying.
Therefore, fans will be buzzing with Morsy’s quotes as they have a good reason to trust his judgement. He already started three second-tier games for Boro this term, which shows what he has given up to come to Portman Road. Would he do that if he did not truly believe that this Ipswich squad can win promotion? It seems unlikely on paper.
It is now down to Morsy, Cook and the rest of the players and staff to realise their ambitions and start getting wins on the board to erase their poor start to the season. For now, though, fans will be delighted with the clear goal set by Morsy.