O'Dea wants Celtic return
Darren O'Dea intends to return to Celtic in the summer rather than sign a permanent deal at Ipswich.
Last Updated: 23/03/11 4:15pm
Darren O'Dea intends to return to Celtic at the end of the season rather than look to sign a permanent deal at Ipswich Town.
The Republic of Ireland international has been gaining further first-team experience at Ipswich this season and has made 21 appearances in all competitions.
However, the 24-year-old does not want to stay at Portman Road in the long term as he is determined to make an impact at Celtic.
"Celtic is my club, it is in my heart," he told the Green Un.
"I have let my head rule my heart for now, which is why I am on loan, but I will be going back to Celtic in the summer and doing my utmost to break into the team."
Meanwhile, manager Paul Jewell admits there could be moves both in and out of the club before the loan window closes on Thursday.
He told the Ipswich's official website: "We are waiting for clubs to come back to us and there may be one or two that go out on loan.
"There is always something that comes in late so I'm not counting anything in or out."
Jewell is also ready to hold talks regarding new contracts, with 21 players having deals which expire in the summer.
He added: "Yes. I will be majoring on the contract situation over the next couple of days. There is a lot going on in the background."