David is the Wright link to Town wins
WHO is the only player to have played every minute of Ipswich Town's current run of 11 consecutive home victories at Portman Road?Jason De Vos, Dan Harding, Owen Garvan, Alan Lee, Jon Walters?No, none of these, but 27-year-old full-back David Wright.
By Elvin King
WHO is the only player to have played every minute of Ipswich Town's current run of 11 consecutive home victories at Portman Road?
Jason De Vos, Dan Harding, Owen Garvan, Alan Lee, Jon Walters?
No, none of these, but 27-year-old full-back David Wright.
Garvan has begun every match, but has come off in two - at half-time in the win over Derby last season and after 79 minutes against Bristol City on November 10.
Walters has also appeared in every one of the 11 wins, but was substitute against Cardiff last season and has been withdrawn this campaign.
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De Vos was missing at the end of last season with a foot injury and Lee did not feature in the Derby victory.
Wright was signed from Wigan Athletic in the transfer window last January and has been a regular apart from a one-match ban for being sent off for handball against Colchester United later that month.
Although pleased with Wright's contribution, Blues manager Jim Magilton confirmed today that the player, who scored with a flying header in the
6-0 demolition of Bristol City, can improve.
“We have not seen anything like the best from David yet,” said Magilton.
“He is an experienced player and we would like more from him.
“David is getting better after a lull and has become a very important member of our squad.”
Wright is set to keep his place when Ipswich visit Cardiff City on Saturday looking for their first away win of the season in a game that kicks off at noon because of Wales v South Africa's rugby union international.