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Ipswich Town loanee winger Bersant Celina keen on Portman Road return



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Bersant Celina has revealed the he sees his future with Ipswich Town.

The 25-year-old is currently on a season-long loan deal at Portman Road from French second division outfit Dijon.

With two years left on his deal with the Reds, Celina is due to return to his parent club in the summer.

Bersant Celina has talked up his desire to stay at Ipswich. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Bersant Celina has talked up his desire to stay at Ipswich. Picture: Barry Goodwin

However, if possible the Kosovo international is keen to seal a return to Suffolk – regardless of what division Ipswich find themselves in.

"I just want this club to get promoted and I will come here hopefully – that's my goal," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

Asked whether a switch back to Ipswich would hinge on the club being in the Championship next term, Celina replied: "No, it doesn't have to be.

"Obviously it's what we want. If it doesn't happen this season then I think, with the manager we have now, we will do it next season.

"I definitely want to come back to England and I definitely want to come back here. I've played a lot of games for this club and I really feel at home here. I'm happy."

Celina, who has scored five goals this season, also spoke of his happiness at playing under the management of Kieran McKenna.

"You can see he trusts me a lot and I trust him," he added. "It's what the team needed and what I needed – a manager like this that wants us to play. It's just been perfect for me."

Earlier today McKenna revealed Celina is set to remain with Ipswich during the upcoming round of international matches instead of linking up with his Kosovo team-mates.