Break came at right time for Town - Jim

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton feels that the two-week international break has come at the right time for the club.The Blues beat Preston North End 2-1 in the Coca-Cola Championship two weeks ago before the qualifiers for the European Championships took preference last weekend.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton feels that the two-week international break has come at the right time for the club.

The Blues beat Preston North End 2-1 in the Coca-Cola Championship two weeks ago before the qualifiers for the European Championships took preference last weekend.

“I think the break came at the right time for us,” said Magilton.


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“They certainly did last season, and we have been able to nurse a few injuries and draw breath.

“To be honest it is not a major thing, but the lads have looked sharp this week in training.”

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Magilton has revealed that he is not now always arranging training sessions to coincide with match kick-off times this season.

He used this policy successfully last term, but said today: “I have shifted things a bit.

“This helps to keep the players sharp, and they are prepared to go out and work at any time.”

Jozef Adamik, who has been on trial at Ipswich this week, has returned to his ZTS Dubnica club in Solvakia with Magilton saying of the under-21 international: “He has gone back to his club, but it is not the end of our interest.”

Magilton has heard nothing new from French international striker Steve Marlet, who was going through his paces with Town last week and has gone to Spain to take part in a pre-arranged trial.

Town's opponents today at Loftus Road - Queens Park Rangers - have officially announced the club is now in new ownership.

Sarita Capital Investment Inc, a company that has Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore involved, have bought a total of 65.66 per cent of the club's shares.

Remaining Rangers shareholders who wish to sell their shares have until Thursday November 1 to do so.

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