Collins eyes Blues push

HE might have only been at the club for five days.

But Danny Collins has already backed himself to be the eyes – and mouth – of an Ipswich Town resurgence.

The Blues newest signing said: “I am pretty loud out there. I think at the back you can see what is happening on the pitch so you need to be a talker. Cressie (Aaron Cresswell) is quite a young lad, Sonks (Ibrahima Sonko) is quite quiet so I will be the eyes on the pitch back there.”

Collins put in a man of the match performance in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat by Blackpool – in his first full 90 minutes of the season.

And his brief time with his new team mates have left him in no doubt that the results will soon change despite Town conceding more goals than anyone in the league.


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He explained: “It is a fresh start for myself to try and get some games under my belt and do well for Ipswich. The gaffer knows where we need to put things right and we have been out there in training working on that.

“In the Championship if you can put three or four wins together, you can get confidence back. We have got a lot of boys who have played in the top flight. There is the experience there and I am sure we can put it into action on Monday night against Coventry.”

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Collins revealed that Ipswich boss Paul Jewell had been after his signature since the start of pre-season, eventually getting his man last Friday afternoon and then throwing him straight into the side.

He added: “I wanted to stay around Stoke and see how it was going to go. I didn’t play in the first couple of games and was pretty frustrated to be sat on the bench. I then spoke to the gaffer there and said I wanted to go out on loan and play some football.

“There was Nottingham Forest, Ipswich and one or two others but having already spoken to Paul, he was pretty keen on me coming down here. I knew five or six of the boys and asked them about it and they all said what a good club it is. We just need to turn it around on the pitch.”

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