Burley checks on Blues star

SCOTLAND boss George Burley will be at Portman Road on Saturday running the rule over David Wright.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

SCOTLAND boss George Burley will be at Portman Road on Saturday running the rule over David Wright.

The Blues defender has been recommended to Burley by Town's coaching staff after showing consistently good form all season at right and left back.


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Wright qualifies for Scotland through his grandparents and has welcomed the prospect of being selected in the future.

Although he has not been selected for Scotland's up coming World Cup qualifiers against Iceland and Holland, even at 28 Wright may still be in with a chance after Burley showed by selecting Chris Iwelumo who is nearing 30, age is no barrier.

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Burley is back on his old stomping ground to attend the 30th annual Ipswich Town players' reunion taking place tonight at the Sir Bobby Robson suite but will stay to watch the Blues take on Watford tomorrow.

Around 60 ex players and 170 guests will be at the gala evening which will also reveal the newest batch of 'Hall of Famers'.

Five old players, one posthumously, will be added to the elite group of 12, who have selected the new inductees.

A special merit award will also be introduced, and the recipients will be chosen by the former players.

The current crop of Hall Of Fame players, first introduced three years ago are; Ted Phillips, Ray Crawford, Mick Mills, John Wark, John Elsworthy, Kevin Beattie, Franz Thjssen and Jimmy Leadbetter.

The family of Leadbetter, who starred for Town between 1952-1965 before joining Sudbury Town, will scatter his ashes on the Portman Road pitch after the Watford game in a private ceremony.

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk

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