Peters keen to play
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jaime Peters is looking forward to finally starting his career in English football.Ipswich new-boy Jaime Peters has told skysports.com that he is looking forward to his opportunity in English football after finally completing a drawn out move to Joe Royle's side.
The Championship outfit announced the signing of the promising 18-year-old in January although the transfer encountered problems as their initial work permit application was rejected.
Peters has already represented Canada's senior side and Ipswich finally got their man after appealing to a tribunal.
The winger chose to move to Portman Road despite undergoing trials with both Chelsea and Manchester United, and admits to be looking forward to claiming a place in the first team after concluding the lengthy procedure.
"It's a good opportunity for me after going through all this paperwork," Peters told skysports.com.
"After going through all the paperwork and stuff, finally I can play, it will be good for me.
"I was just waiting to see, during the time I was just waiting until it went through."
Ipswich have lost a number of key players over pre-season including Kelvin Davis, Marcus Bent, Shefki Kuqi and Tommy Miller, and the signing of Peters will do much to boost Royle's options as he looks to lead the club to promotion.
The North American starlet admitted to being unsure as to how the coming season would pan out, but insisted that the departure of the stars would only serve to drive the remaining squad members on to greater efforts.
"Hopefully we will do well," Peters continued. "I'm not sure how we are going to do.
"It [the loss of key players] will just make other players step up their game and produce more."