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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

‘I caused them problems’ – U’s winger Senior

PUBLISHED: 06:00 26 November 2018

Courtney Senior, under pressure from Exeter's Nicky Law during Saturday's 1-1 draw. Picture: PAGEPIX

Courtney Senior, under pressure from Exeter's Nicky Law during Saturday's 1-1 draw. Picture: PAGEPIX

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Courtney Senior teased Exeter City’s defenders with a number of strong runs and mazy dribbles on Saturday, in addition to setting up Sammie Szmodics for the 67th minute opener in a 1-1 home draw.

The 21-year-old winger is enjoying a good season, although he recognises that the going is getting tougher, as the opposition becomes wiser to his style of play.

“I caused them problems, and that’s what I like to do,” enthused Senior.

“People know about it now, as the manager (John McGreal) says, so they are going to try and do what they can to stop me. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.

“There were a lot of fouls committed out there. (Kane) Vincent-Young got a number of fouls, because they couldn’t really handle him, while I drew a few fouls as well.

“We were disappointed that we didn’t get ourselves ahead, before we did finally score. Obviously I got an assist for Sammie (Szmodics), though, which is good.

“It was a magnificent save by the keeper (Christy Pym) from my free-kick in the first half, he did another one in the second half as well, which was really good, so well done to him.

“Their keeper saved them a lot. We tried to take our chance, but he helped his side a lot.

“I thought it was a brilliant goal from Sammie – the keeper couldn’t save that one!

“But I think the defenders should perhaps have done a little bit better from the cross for their goal, although I couldn’t really see it.

“However, we are third in the league, after getting a good point,” added Senior.

Meanwhile, manager McGreal reflected on an excellent team performance from his side, and also a cracking display from opposing keeper Pym,

“We were very unlucky not to win, I think even a blind man could see that,” insisted McGreal.

“I thought we were excellent, against a team who were the beaten play-off finalists last season.

“Their keeper (Pym) was man of the match by far. He pulled off several great saves, but I am proud of my team.

“I thought we improved in the final third of the pitch. We brought different phases to our game.

“It was a terrific strike by Sammie (Szmodics). And it needed such a strike to beat their keeper today!”

Andy Warren looks ahead to Ipswich Town’s clash with Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, we’re counting down Ipswich Town’s greatest-ever players, culminating in the Blues’ best featuring on Christmas Day.

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 21, 2004, when Darren Bent took Ipswich to the top of the Championsip on Christmas Day, after beating Wigan 2-1 thanks to his 89th-minute winner at Portman Road.

Captain Luke Chambers wants his Ipswich Town future sorted sooner rather than later but knows the club’s precarious position means he may have to be patient.

Paul Lambert believes striker Ellis Harrison has something to offer his side as the Welshman works towards full fitness.

Callum Connolly expects to take on an Ipswich Town side ‘playing with freedom’ when he makes his return to Portman Road tomorrow afternoon.

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson wants to sign Ipswich Town loanee Jordan Graham as soon as the January transfer window opens.

Ipswich Town take on a Wigan Athletic side including a number of familiar faces tomorrow. ANDY WARREN takes a look.

Ipswich Town’s East Anglian Derby visit to Norwich City will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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