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Liam insists he made the right choice

PUBLISHED: 21:21 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 06 July 2010

LIAM Rosenior today insisted he made the right choice by leaving Reading and joining Ipswich Town on loan to the end of the season.

The Blues may be bottom of the table and without a win since he joined but the 25-year-old defender has no regrets about throwing in his lot with Blues boss Roy Keane.

LIAM Rosenior today insisted he made the right choice by leaving Reading and joining Ipswich Town on loan to the end of the season.

The Blues may be bottom of the table and without a win since he joined but the 25-year-old defender has no regrets about throwing in his lot with Blues boss Roy Keane.

Rosenior, who scored his first Town goal in the 2-1 defeat at Barnsley in the final game before the current international break, will have a vital part to play when Ipswich entertain Swansea at Portman Road on Saturday.

“I came here from Reading to make a difference,” he said. “And I am delighted with that decision.

“Ipswich is a bigger club and a better place for me to further my career. To lift Ipswich Town up the table is a challenge, but one that I'm convinced can be achieved and one that I going to relish.”

But Rosenior is realistic enough to point out that the Blues have to up their game and that opponents must be made to work harder for points.

“If I was one of our strikers it would not be the best preparation in the world to know that we needed to score three or four goals to win games,” he added.

“We would be in the top eight now if we had eradicated individual mistakes at the back.

“Virtually every goal that we have conceded since I have been here has been the result of a glaring error.

“But there is no panic, not from the manager, the players or from me.”

Criticism has been levelled at Ipswich that they have suffered through not having a leader on the park. Matt Holland, Jim Magilton and then Jason De Vos were inspirational skippers, but since the Canadian left at the end of the 2007/08 campaign a void has been left.

But Rosenior refutes this, and says: “We are not lacking a leader. Grant Leadbitter is an outstanding leader. He leads through his actions and through his play, and I hope that I can do the same.

“Gareth McAuley is a leader, and current captain Alex Bruce has it in his genes with his father Steve a natural leader of men.

“And Richard Wright has done unbelievably well for Ipswich and won England caps. He is another leader we have.

“But at the end of the day we all have to stand up and be counted.”

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