BRADLEY Orr admits he wanted to get out of Blackburn Rovers “quick” after claiming he didn’t want to start having a “negative impact” around Ewood Park.
The Rovers right back joined Championship rivals Ipswich Town on loan until January earlier this week and, after failing to feature in any of Henning Berg’s first three games in charge, claims he feels he didn’t deserve his first team axe.
Orr said he was looking forward to getting a “fair crack” at the Suffolk outfit after admitting he needed to leave Rovers to get the chance of regular first team football.
He said: “In my head, I wanted to get out quick. I didn’t feel like I deserved to be out the team anyway. There was an opportunity for me to strike while the iron’s hot in terms of match fitness.
“I didn’t want to stay around and stagnate for three or four weeks and then come (to a new club) and take three or four games to get up to the pace that is needed. I wanted to do it sooner rather than later.
“When the new manager came in (Berg), we were off the back of two wins and clean sheets, and I wanted to keep my position in the team. But it wasn’t to be – that’s football. I’m not someone who likes to sit around and pick up my monthly wage.
“I want to be playing and mixing it on a Saturday. When I hang my boots up, I want to see how many games I have played. I don’t want to just be a number. “When you are not playing, you sometimes just become, without knowing it, a negative impact on the place. I didn’t want that as I have good friends in the Blackburn dressing room.
“I wanted to get out of the way really and come somewhere where I felt I would have a fair crack at it. I do wish Blackburn and all my friends in the dressing room all the best and every success, but I have come here to do a job.”