Freddie Sears eyeing another ‘special night’ as Ipswich Town travel to Burton Albion

Freddie Sears is tightly hugged after ending a 38-game goalless run against Burton Albion earlier in

Freddie Sears is tightly hugged after ending a 38-game goalless run against Burton Albion earlier in the season. The striker is looking to replicate another 'special night' at the Pirelli Stadium on Good Friday. Picture: STEVE WALLER www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Freddie Sears is hoping to replicate another ‘special night’ against Burton Albion on Good Friday.

The moment Freddie Sears ended his goalscoring drought, in a 2-0 Ipswich win, against Burton Albion

The moment Freddie Sears ended his goalscoring drought, in a 2-0 Ipswich win, against Burton Albion on October 18. - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Sears ended a goalscoring drought of 38 games without a goal against Albion earlier in the season, a 2-0 win for Ipswich at Portman Road, and is looking to repeat that winning feeling at Pirelli Stadium.

“People probably don’t remember games like Burton at home too much, but for me, it was a special night,” said the striker, who could partner David McGoldrick upfront against The Brewers.

“It’s a night I remember well – obviously scoring after going so long without doing so was a relief, and it was a brilliant moment with the fans.

“Hopefully I can get a few more goals on Friday night!”


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Sears scored twice in the recent 3-0 win against Wigan, and had chances in the 3-1 defeat at Fulham, and is enjoying back playing in ‘his favourite position’.

“I’ve enjoyed it (playing upfront), it’s my best position and it’s where I want to play,” said Sears.

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“I’ve grown up playing that position so I’m delighted to be back playing there and scoring a few goals.

“I’ve had a rest, I’d been on the bench quite a lot earlier in the season – and it was a frustrating time, but it happens and sometimes it helps.

“The pressure is off and you’re a bit hungrier to get back in. The gaffer knows what I can do, I think I give something different to all of the other strikers at the club, and I think I’ve played well since coming back in.”

Sears is targeting at least one goal for himself - alongside three points for the team - at a ground he has never played on Friday, and is feeling in an excited and confident mood before the trip to Staffordshire.

“I’ve never played there (Pirelli Stadium),” confessed the striker.

“I’ve seen it on TV, it looks quite tight and is one of the smallest grounds in the Championship.

“I was at Colchester for three years so I’m used to those sorts of grounds and I’m really looking forward to it, we will try and win the game, like we do every game.”

Sears continued: “It’s going to be tough and we know what to expect.

“Nigel Clough will get them up for it, they need the points as much as we do, but we are ready for it as well.”

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