Richard al-Wright to carry on
Veteran goalkeeper Richard Wright is determined to continue his playing career despite being told he will not be offered a new deal at Ipswich.
The 34-year-old returned for his third spell at Portman Road in November, penning a deal until the end of the season, but went on to make just one appearance.
Manager Paul Jewell has on Thursday informed Wright he will not be handed fresh terms at the Suffolk club, but the experienced stopper feels he still has the qualities to prolong his career with a new club in the summer.
"I had a chat with the gaffer and we talked about my ambitions and I told him they were simple - I want to carry on playing," Wright told Town's official website.
"I feel as fit as I've ever done. I've worked hard in training and I want to play matches. I had a little niggle in my knee a few weeks back but it's proved to be nothing and generally I've been really happy with my fitness this season."
Meanwhile, Jewell is hopeful New Zealand international defender Tommy Smith, who is also out of contract in the summer, with soon sign the new contract he has been offered by the club.