Dream debut for Trotter

LIAM Trotter admitted he didn't know how to react after putting Ipswich into a winning position at Portman Road last night.The 19-year-old netted on his debut to put the Blues 2-1 in front after coming from a goal down to beat Colchester United.

By Derek Davis

LIAM Trotter admitted he didn't know how to react after putting Ipswich into a winning position at Portman Road last night.

The 19-year-old netted on his debut to put the Blues 2-1 in front after coming from a goal down to beat Colchester United.

Trotter said: “It was a dream home debut for me. I was hoping before the game that I could come on and score and it was amazing.

“I had not thought about a celebration so when it went in I was off running and Jason de Vos took me out

“Hopefully now I can push on and stake a claim. I have been a regular in the reserves this the teat I need to push

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Neil Alexander had saved a controversial penalty to inspire the Blues to their first come from behind win of the season.

Trotter went to West Suffolk College's football academy in Bury St Edmunds and Danny Laws called the Blues to say they should take a look.

Town did and Joe Royle handed him his debut during is last game in charge when they lost at Plymouth in the final day of the 2005-06 season.

But still the FA Youth Cup winner could not force his way into the side and went to Millwall to further his education under Willie Donachie.

Unfortunately he hardly played and came back a little disillusioned.

But his hard work and perseverance have now paid off and Magilton, who has been a tough taskmaster to the 21-year-old, handed his home debut with explosive results.

Trotter timed his run to meet Owen Garvan's corner to perfection and there was no one near him when he headed in for dream debut.

Trotter hopes this will mean him playing more often.

He added: “I do my best to get on the scoresheet because goals are a big part of my game. I have been doing that since I was a school kid and it is something I feel I can bring to the first team.

“It has been frustrating not be hold down a place and this will give me confidence.”

* SEE Thursday's EADT for the feature story behind Liam Trotter's arrival at Ipswich Town.

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