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Anthony Wordsworth: A Football Background

22 August 2014

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Born in Camden, Anthony’s big break came at Colchester United when he rose through the youth ranks before making his senior debut in a League Cup tie against Shrewsbury in 2007.
He would make more appearances during the 2007/8 season when Colchester were still a Championship side before they were eventually relegated to League One.
Colchester’s relegation opened the door for Anthony and he was a regular the following season netting three times in 36 games in all competitions.
Anthony was now a firm fixture in the U’s starting 11 as he carved out a reputation as a goalscoring midfielder with 11 goals during the 2009/10 season. He would bag 13 goals in the 2011/12 campaign before landing a move back to The Championship in January 2013 when Ipswich paid a reported £100,000 for his services.
He ended the campaign in Tractor Boys’ starting line-up netting his first goal in a 2-1 defeat to Hull City.
Last season he was restricted to just eight appearances with the 25-year-old looking to recreate his form from his Colchester days on loan at New York Stadium.

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