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Sylvan's Thanks


10:21 20th December 2013

Striker grateful for Wolves' stay

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has thanked everyone at Wolves – and especially the supporters – after his six year association with the club came to an end and he joined Ipswich.

Although out of contract last summer, the popular striker remained at Wolves for rehabilitation to the broken leg sustained in his last appearance against Birmingham in April.

Having reached full fitness, the 27-year-old had various potential opportunities available and has chosen to link up with former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy with Ipswich in the Championship.

But he leaves Molineux with only fond memories of his time at Wolves, which included two Championship Golden Boots including 25 goals during the title-winning 2008/09 campaign, the last of which secured the win against QPR which sealed promotion.

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“I just want to thank everyone at the club,” said Ebanks-Blake, who joined from Plymouth in January, 2008.

“All the way through I have had nothing but the best support right the way through to being treated for my injury.

“The club stayed true to my word in getting me back to fitness and the medical staff were fantastic to help get me back out and on the pitch.

“That extends to everyone at Wolves all the way through be it the football staff or all the other staff who were always really good to me.

“I will never forget my time at Wolves and what we achieved together as a squad.

“There was a group of lads that got together and we had some fantastic times winning promotion and then staying in the Premier League.

“They are memories that will stay with me forever and gave me the greatest years of my career so far.

“When you think of people like Foles (Kevin Foley) and Carl Ikeme, and many of the other players too, I have made some friends for life.

“And then of course I have to thank the fans.

“Right from day one I had the best support and all the way through to my last game when I scored a couple of goals and broke my leg!

“It wasn’t just the good days either, I always felt the fans were very good to me when I was going through some hard times and it was always very much appreciated.

“I would just like to wish everyone connected with Wolves all the very best for the future.

“It is time for a new chapter for me at Ipswich and one I am really looking forward to.

“But I will always look out for Wolves’ results – there is a good squad at the club and hopefully they will carry on as they have been and have a successful season.”

All in all Ebanks-Blake made 193 appearances for Wolves, 60 of which came as a substitute, and scored 64 goals.

His final appearance came against Birmingham on April 1st, when he scored a brace before sustaining a broken leg in the 3-2 victory.

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