David McGoldrick vows to deliver the goods for the Ipswich Town fans who sing his name

David McGoldrick applauds the travelling fans at Wolves after coming on as a second half substitute

David McGoldrick applauds the travelling fans at Wolves after coming on as a second half substitute

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick has vowed to ‘deliver the goods’ for the supporters who sing his name.

The 28-year-old was the team’s talisman in 2013/14, but he has endured two massively frustrating injury-hit seasons since then.

Knee, thigh, groin and hamstring problems have all struck this season to limit him to just five league starts, but now he’s back and ready to try and inject some much-needed spark to the Blues’ fast-fading Championship play-off push.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s must-win visit of mid-table Brentford to Portman Road, he said: “I’ve missed a lot of football and the fans could easily have forgotten about me, but they’ve stuck with me. When we played Wolves the other week our fans were on the far side but I could still hear them singing my name. When I came on against Charlton on Tuesday night hearing that roar was such a good feeling.

“I’m really thankful for them getting behind me the whole time I’ve been out and now I will deliver the goods for them.”

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Asked if he felt any pressure to perform given Town’s recent poor form and his added personal motivation of a place being up for grabs in the Republic of Ireland squad for this summer’s European Championships, he said: “I’ve had that little bit of pressure on me to go and produce the goods since I’ve been here, but I like it.

“I’m not a miracle worker. You’ve got to play games to get your match sharpness back. We’ve got six games left now, I don’t know how many minutes I’ll get. I’d like to show some form and score some goals before this season is over.”

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He added: “We’re still in with a shout of making the play-offs. None of the boys have written off the season yet. None of us are booking any holidays.

“It’s a must-win game against Brentford now on Saturday. We need to start picking up points.”

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