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Jimmy Bullard has no concerns over injuries at Ipswich

Jimmy Bullard
Bullard's last game was a 3-2 FA Cup defeat by Wigan on 8 January

Ipswich Town's new loan signing Jimmy Bullard is confident his injury nightmare is firmly behind him.

Bullard made the switch to Town until the end of the season on Thursday.

A series of knee problems have restricted the 32-year-old midfielder to 24 appearances for parent club Hull in the last two years.

"I've got great confidence in my joints now. I just need games under my belt and to get going and playing some football," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

Bullard, who joined the Tigers from Fulham for a club record £5m fee in January 2009, spent eight months on the sidelines after being injured on his Hull debut.

He sat out a further three months after picking up another injury in a collision with Aston Villa's James Milner in December that year.

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"I've missed a lot of footy over the last two or three years, I've been in and out of Hull's team," he said.

"It's the fittest I've ever felt to be honest with my injuries but I need a few more sessions to get match fit.

"Once I get some games and some confidence I'm sure I'll be OK."

Bullard added his move away from the KC Stadium had been on the cards.

"It sort of came up in the summer, I had a difficult time up there as well," he explained.

"I spoke to Adam Pearson, who was chairman there in the summer, and the club was going through a bad time financially.

"A move was possible but it didn't really happen for me and I had chats about it happening in this window and it has.

"I think it was best for both parties that I took some time, and went and played some football and see what happens in the summer."



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03 Feb 09 |  Hull
Hull complete 5m Bullard swoop
23 Jan 09 |  Hull
Bullard to see US knee specialist
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