Chopra and Scotland can cause “untold problems”

IPSWICH boss Paul Jewell has heaped praise on strike duo Michael Chopra and Jason Scotland who will tonight look to continue their sparkling form against Portsmouth.

The forwards both scored in Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City and Jewell said he has been delighted with the pair in recent weeks.

He explained: ”We have got options. But at the moment if everyone is fit and firing, Jason Scotland and Michael Chopra are a good partnership.

“Those two have caused teams untold problems and they have enabled us to pass the ball because they have got a hold of it.”

Tellingly, Jewell refused to rule out Tamas Priskin making an impact this season – weeks after his career at Portman Road seemed over following an outburst to a newspaper in Hungary.


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And the Town boss urged Priskin to follow in the footsteps of striking rival Scotland by showing the right attitude when not selected.

Jewell said: “I am very pleased with Jason. He is an example for people out of the team, the likes of Tamas Priskin who was ahead in the pecking order at the start of the season.

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“Jason has knuckled down and he is playing well. People talk about other players but Jason Scotland has been a big player for us in this revival.

“He has held the ball up, brought people into play and he has got his goals as well. I could not be more pleased with him and I hope it continues.”

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