Ex-Town keeper behind Loach's rise

IT was former England goalkeeper Richard Wright who pulled off the two best saves, but it was his Watford opposite number Scott Loach who took all the praise after Saturday's goalless draw at Portman Road.

Elvin King

IT was former England goalkeeper Richard Wright who pulled off the two best saves, but it was his Watford opposite number Scott Loach who took all the praise after Saturday's goalless draw at Portman Road.

Loach was on Town's books as a schoolboy and still supports the Blues, and he is not the only ex-Town keeper on the Hornets staff.

Alex Chamberlain started his illustrious playing career at Ipswich and deserves much of the credit for turning Loach into an outstanding prospect in his capacity of Watford goalkeeping coach.


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Wright made an outstanding stop after an Ivan Campo mistake let in Tommy Smith in the first half, and then equalled Loach's superb save from Alan Quinn when he denied Smith again after the break.

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