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Burnley X-Files: Bowditch Bows Out at Ipswich

Burnley X-Files: Bowditch Bows Out at Ipswich

Former loan Clarets striker, Dean Bowditch has been released by new Ipswich gaffer, Roy Keane after seven years with the club.

He made his debut for Ipswich at the age of 16 coming on from the bench against local rivals Norwich playing a key role in defeating them.The following season in a game against Watford he became the youngest Ipswich player to score a hat-trick.

The player though has simply failed to deliver on the early promise he showed and in 72 appearances for Ipswich only managed to score 8 goals.He suffered a spate of major injuries and lack of confidence during this time.

Bowditch seemed to spend more time away from Portman Road on loan than he did playing for the Tractor Boys. Between 2005-2009 he had 6 loan spells only managing another 5 goals.

Burnley was the first club to loan the player under Steve Cotterill in 2005 but Bowditch generally failed to deliver showing the trademark lack of confidence. He managed only one goal in 10 appearances for the Clarets.

Loan spells at Wycombe Wanderers, Brighton (twice), Northampton and Brentford followed.

It never really happened for him and now the player still only 22 has been released along with Ivan Campo, Tommy Miller, Billy Clarke,Chris Casement, Jai Reason and Kurt Robinson.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Saturday May 9 2009
Time: 8:24AM

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Let's hope the lad can get his career back on track. He has had bad luck with injuries and seems prone to a lack of confidence. He was dreadful for us
turfmanphil
09/05/2009 08:27:00
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A bit Keane to ship them out ;-)
8clarets8
09/05/2009 12:18:00
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