Former Lewes FC midfield ace Andy Drury has just made a dream step up to just one step below the Premier League after signing for Ipswich Town.
Drury, affectionately known as “Juke Box” was part of former manager Steve King’s championship winning team of 2008. He was a favourite amongst Rooks fans for his sweet timing of the football – particularly when shooting – and became well known for the outstanding quality of his passing and goals.
When King’s title-winning squad broke up during the summer of 2008, Drury moved to Stevenage where he helped the club to promotion to the football league – but not before he had scored one of his trademark stunning goals at the new Wembley Stadium in the FA Trophy final.
He then moved to Luton Town who had just dropped into the non-league ranks having been relegated from League Two.
The proposed move to 1978 FA Cup and 1981 UEFA Cup winners Ipswich had been mooted for some days but was finally confirmed moments ago on the BBC website. A message posted at 2.14pm on the corporation’s rolling news service for today’s closing hours of the January transfer window reads that: “The Tractor Boys activated a £150,000 release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract to take him to Portman Road”.