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Tommy Oar leaves Ipswich Town after struggling to settle in England

Ipswich Town agree to cancel Tommy Oar's contract after the Australian struggled to adapt to life in England.

Ipswich Town winger Tommy Oar has had his contract cancelled by the Championship side after struggling to settle down in England.

The 24-year-old Australian international joined the Tractor Boys on a two-year deal last summer and scored his first goal for the club earlier this month against Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round.

However, he said today that he wanted to move back home to be closer to his family.

"I'd like to thank Ipswich Town for their co-operation over ending my contract," Oar told the club website.

"It's a great club and the manager, staff and players made me feel very welcome but while I have enjoyed playing for Ipswich, I have found it difficult to settle into life in England.

"I have been away from home for five or six years now. My family came over at Christmas and maybe I've got to a point where I want to be closer to home again."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy said that he had reluctantly granted Oar's request to end his time at Portman Road.

"Tommy came to see me and said that he hadn't settled in England and asked if it was possible to end his contract," said McCarthy, who extended his contract in Suffolk today.

"It's disappointing obviously as we had high hopes for him. He had shown great quality in training but I don't want to keep a player at the club who doesn't want to be here. We wish him well."

Oar made just one Championship start and a total of nine appearances during his time in Suffolk.


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