Fabian to carry on playing
FABIAN Wilnis has revealed that he has no intention of hanging up his boots.The Ipswich Town defender, who will be 36 next month, is hoping to do enough this season to earn another extension to his contract.
By Elvin King
FABIAN Wilnis has revealed that he has no intention of hanging up his boots.
The Ipswich Town defender, who will be 36 next month, is hoping to do enough this season to earn another extension to his contract.
Playing football in Holland last night for the first time since he left to join the Blues in January 1999, Wilnis is also aware that he has extra responsibility in the coming campaign.
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“I have the same appetite and the same desire as I have always had,” said the Surinam-born player who has served Ipswich so well. “I do not feel any older and have no thoughts about hanging up my boots.
“My diet is good and my fitness is good and I am looking to play a big part this season.
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“With the club's financial situation there is unlikely to be many newcomers coming in.
“So it is vital that we bring on our talented youngsters. You cannot expect them to be consistent at their age, and this means that us older players must show extra responsibility.”
Wilnis joined Ipswich three months before Jim Magilton, who has moved on to become manager since the end of last season.
The Dutchman, who has been the centre of attraction since the Ipswich party arrived in Holland, sees this as no problem.
And he welcomes the appointment of Magilton.
“It is though a breath of fresh air has blown through the club,” said Wilnis. “Jim looks to be a natural at the job, and the early indications are very favourable.
“Time will tell how things go this season, but the vibes are good at the moment. He has done a great job since we returned for training.”
Wilnis had booked 21 tickets for last night's game. He added: “My parents and immediate family were watching along with a number of my friends.”