Transfer talk: Ex-Sunderland man Bramble open to Ipswich return

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FORMER Sunderland defender Titus Bramble has left the door open for a return to boyhood club Ipswich Town.

Bramble, released by Sunderland at the end of last season, played for the Tractor Boys on trial in last night’s pre-season friendly with Gillingham.

And the 31-year-old, who left Ipswich in 2002 to join Newcastle United, admits a permanent move to the Championship outfit could be a possibility.

Bramble said: “It was a last minute thing. I’ve been training with West Ham, but Ipswich is probably more convenient for me to train because it’s on my doorstep and Mick (McCarthy, Ipswich manager) said I could come in and train.

“I’m not ruling anything out, there are a few options. The main is for me to stay fit ahead of wherever I may end up.

“I’ve always said that one day I will come back and play for Ipswich again. Whether it’s now or in a couple of years time, who knows?

“I went to a couple of Ipswich games last season and I know they’ve got some very good players.

“Ipswich is in my heart. I’m born and bred from the town, so it means everything to me. I’ve always looked out for their results ever since I left and it’s been disappointing to see them struggle at times because I think they should be a Premiership club.

“They seem to be picking up under Mick McCarthy though and I see no reasons why they won’t be pushing next season.”