Colchester’s Darren Ambrose: ‘I’m good enough to get back where I want to be’

28 January 2016 12:59
The former Crystal Palace, Ipswich and Newcastle midfielder hopes his taste for the big occasion can help deliver an FA Cup upset against TottenhamThere has, through the moments of promise and frustration, been a consistent thread in Darren Ambrose’s career. “I like scoring goals, and I like scoring good goals,” says the Colchester United midfielder. “As a kid I always used to shoot from a long way out – it’s probably made me the player I am, even if it sometimes made my managers tear their hair out.”A trawl through the 13 years since Ambrose was hurried out of an impoverished Ipswich Town to join Sir Bobby Robson’s Newcastle United can easily prompt a similar reaction. High points have been in reasonable supply but those who saw in the teenaged Ambrose what Robson did – a player of rare vision and grace, with a laser-like right foot – would have been hard pressed to imagine that, a month short of his 32nd birthday, he would be representing a club seven points adrift of safety in League One. Related: Manchester United tie at Derby kicks off FA Cup fourth round live matches You never know the next chapter – hopefully it’s a 30-yarder against Tottenham. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian