Fun and games help Town end TV hoodoo

AS training ground routines go, it was hardly the most orthodox.

But the fun and games involving Jimmy Bullard and Keith Andrews – which saw the pair play rock, paper, scissors to decide who took a free-kick – helped the Blues roar new life into their Championship campaign at the expense of Coventry City.

The experienced duo seemed to have a constant battle over attacking set pieces, coming up with their own novel decision-making and then a spot of playful pushing in the second half.

Man of the match Aaron Cresswell revealed his team mate’s jousting following a largely fantastic team performance which saw Andrews and Jason Scotland add goals two and three to help Town climb to 13th in the Championship.

Cresswell, the youngest in last night’s team by four years, joked: “In the first half, Jimmy and Keith were playing rock, paper, scissors for our first free kick. I went over there and Keith told me to go away. After that it was more my turn, then your turn, one of those.”


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The incident drew a smile from manager Paul Jewell who praised his players’ character and singled out the 21-year-old defender.

The left-back was the star turn in the Blues’ best showing of the season, heading off the line three times as Coventry looked to fight back.

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He said: “It was a massive and much-needed win. Tonight we played well and got the three points we needed.

“It is really great to have so much experience in the dressing room, helping you out and telling you what to do.

“It was my best match for Ipswich although it is not just about my performance. To get a 3-0 win and keep a clean sheet, you can’t ask for any more than that.”

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