Ipswich Town defender Dominic Iorfa has said that he is keen to get going with his new club, following his temporary switch from Championship rivals Wolves.
The 22-year-old joined Town from the Molineux club on a season-long loan deal earlier this month, and is expected to be in contention to start for Ipswich in next weekend’s season opener against Birmingham City.
The Southend-born defender told TWTD about how well he has been getting on with his new team-mates, and spoke of his ambition for a top six finish with the Blues in 2017/18.
“The lads have welcomed me on board,” he said.
“Hopefully I’m going to have a successful season here at Ipswich, finishing at least in the play-offs and pushing for promotion.
“I know Ipswich didn’t have the best of times last season but the two years prior to that were really good and when I spoke to the gaffer he made it clear he wants to get back to that level again.”
Iorfa, who has been capped by England at youth international level, said that the influence of Town boss Mick McCarthy was a key factor behind his decision to join the Suffolk club.
“I knew Mick and TC [Terry Connor] from my time at Wolves and they have helped me to settle in as well. All the lads have been good to me and the football’s been good as well, so I’m enjoying it so far.
“When I signed for Wolves Mick was the first team manager. When I was in the youth team it was similar to how it works here, with the young lads joining the senior players in training from time to time, and he watched a lot of our games so there was feedback from that every now and again. I spoke to him a few times.
“This move has worked out well for me because my family are based in Southend. They are happy because I can go and see them more often. They will be here for every home game too.”