Fulop excited about ‘new era’

MARTON Fulop is adamant that a new era is about to dawn at Portman Road.

MARTON Fulop is adamant that a new era is about to dawn at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town’s giant keeper is in no doubt that the Championship strugglers will respond to the demands of new boss Paul Jewell.

Fulop is certainly not shirking from the challenge that lies ahead – Town are just three points clear of the relegation zone – but he is predicting some good times ahead.

“We have had a full week’s training with the new manager and his staff, and I’m sure we can show the crowd at Portman Road that a new era is coming,” enthused Fulop.


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“Ipswich is always a big job. It’s a big club and the expectations are a lot higher than where we are, at the moment.

“I came to Ipswich to get promoted, and I’m sure they (new boss Jewell and his staff) came to do this as well.

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“I hope it won’t take long for us to climb up the table. We have the quality to do that.

“But firstly we have to get a few wins to start looking upwards again,” added Fulop.

Town entertain mid-table Doncaster Rovers this afternoon, in what is Jewell’s first home match in charge, since he took over from previous boss Roy Keane.

Jewell’s first game at the helm ended in a 2-1 defeat at Millwall last weekend, Town’s eighth defeat in their last 10 league games. It has been a dreadful run.

“After the Arsenal game (1-0 win in a Carling Cup semi-final first leg tie), we were on a high, but the Millwall game came a bit too soon for us,” said Fulop.

“It was not even three days recovery for us, but now we have had a full week’s training and I am sure this will make a difference.

“We haven’t had a win for a long time, other than Leicester (in December). Before that we were on a terrible run.

“We have to get on a good run and get rid of the threat of relegation,” added Town’s Hungarian international keeper.

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