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Liam has a point to prove

PUBLISHED: 11:54 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 11:59 06 July 2010

LIAM Rosenior says he has a point to prove at Ipswich following two frustrating seasons at Reading.

The 25-year-old right-back arrives at Portman Road on a season-long loan deal having been a prominent part of the Royals side that failed to bounce straight back into the top-flight last season.

LIAM Rosenior says he has a point to prove at Ipswich following two frustrating seasons at Reading.

The 25-year-old right-back arrives at Portman Road on a season-long loan deal having been a prominent part of the Royals side that failed to bounce straight back into the top-flight last season.

This season the Berkshire club have been forced to offload a lot of their talent, the likes of Kevin Doyle, Stephen Hunt and Andre Bikey all departing, and Rosenior - whose contract at the Madejski runs out in the summer - admits he was beginning to see his promising career stall.

“I didn't really research my move to Reading to be honest,” admits Rosenior, who was a regular in the Premier League for three seasons while at Fulham from 2004 to 2007.

“I joined them expecting to play every week in the Premier League but it took me eight months to get in the team and then when I did they were obviously relegated.

“I feel I've got a point to prove because the last few years haven't quite worked out for me.

“I played for three years in the Premier League and to be honest I moved expecting to push my career on. People were talking about me breaking into the national squad and that obviously didn't happen.

“I feel I'm not where I want to be and where I should be as a player. A lot of things have gone against me and I know it's now time to put it right.”

Rosenior is Roy Keane's tenth signing since he took over as Ipswich manager in April, the Town boss having spent over £6m on the likes of Grant Leadbitter, Carlos Edwards, Lee Martin and Damien Delaney.

Asked if Ipswich were showing more ambition than Reading at present, Rosenior said: “I think it would be disrespectful to Reading to say that, but I think their plan is now more of a two or three year one whereas Ipswich want to be at the top of the league this season.

“I only have a year left on my contract at Reading and they are cutting back so this move seemed like the perfect fit.”

And while the ambitious full-back may only be at Portman Road on a temporary basis at present, he is hopeful that he could be settling down in Suffolk with his young family for some time.

“I've just turned 25, I have a family to think about so to be a free agent at the end of the season gives me options,” said Rosenior, who has two daughters, aged nine and two, and one more child on the way.

“This is a great area to bring children up though, so hopefully I will still be here with Ipswich if we can get up.”

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