Funny old week for Town coach

IT'S been a funny old week for Ipswich Town coach Steve Foley.The former Colchester United player and Norwich City coach has found himself playing both former sides in the space of eight days.

Derek Davis

IT'S been a funny old week for Ipswich Town coach Steve Foley.

The former Colchester United player and Norwich City coach has found himself playing both former sides in the space of eight days.

And as disappointed as he was about the U's being relegated midweek, even more disappointed was he about Town's defeat at Layer Road last week.


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Today however he is looking forward to getting three points off the Canaries and keeping Town's play-off hopes alive.

“Derby games are for the fans,” said Foley.

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“It is extra special for them, while for us it really is all about the three points. The fans want the bragging rights and to say they are the top team in the region and that's understandable.”

Foley says the Championship is proving a tough division this season.

“That is what is great about this league, everyone can beat everyone else. We didn't take Colchester lightly and we won't be taking Norwich lightly either.

“Glenn (Roeder) was always in a win-win situation, because if he keeps Norwich up he has done a great job, but if they get relegated then Peter Grant will be blamed.

“In a way it was a good time for Glenn to take over.”

And on City dangerman Darren Huckerby, Foley warns: “Huckerby still has two or three years in him. I know him well and he is probably still the fittest guy at the club. His body fat was always the lowest at the club. I will be very surprised if he hangs up his boots.”

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