Scott Loach wants long run with Ipswich Town

Scott Loach

Ipswich Town keeper Scott Loach has said he intends to remain the club's number one for "seasons to come".

The 25-year-old has started the campaign first choice after sharing duties with loanee Stephen Henderson last term.

"I'm not going to take my spot for granted one bit," the former Watford player told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"I want to be Ipswich's number one not just for this season but for more many seasons to come."

He added: "I feel like I can do it and I feel I belong here and I want to be part of the success of the club."

Loach was able to lay claim to the goalkeeping berth in Mick McCarthy's side following Henderson's return to the Hammers in March, keeping a clean sheet against this weekend's opponents Leeds United.

and he has played in every Championship game since.

"Hendo was in goal and I didn't spit my dummy out. I helped him and trained hard and I kept saying to the gaffer I'm ready and I think I proved it when I got in," said Loach, who has been included in England squads in the past.

"I don't want to be known for playing 10 games here or there, I want to be playing full seasons."