Currie tips Lee to be hot stuff

Lee Martin has been tipped to terrorise Championship full-backs after his man-of-the-match display against Wolves on Saturday.

The mercurial winger might have had a stop-start career with the Blues so far, but he has been one of Town’s best performers in pre-season.

And his display against Wolves – capped by a mesmerising piece of skill that set up Lee Bowyer’s goal in the 2-1 defeat – has convinced a former Ipswich winger that Martin could star this season.

Darren Currie, who was in the Portman Road stands for Town’s last pre-season friendly, said: “Lee is a very exciting player. The thing with a wide-man is that it is all about confidence. He needs to see the ball a lot and the Wolves match was a good example of that.

“As a winger, you can be deemed ineffective if you don’t see plenty of the ball. But Lee was always getting the ball and you always felt something was going to happen.

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“He put in a great cross for the first goal and every time the ball landed on him, he was positive. It was nice to see someone run at the full-back.”

Currie, who made 69 appearances for Ipswich and is currently a free agent, believes Martin has a crucial role in getting the best out of chief goal-getter Michael Chopra.

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He insisted: “I definitely think he will have a big part to play this season. He will supply plenty of crosses which will be perfect for Chopra, who is a real goal-getter but needs the service.”

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