Haynes forgiven by Jim

DANNY Haynes has been forgiven for his indiscretion in Belfast last week.Blues boss Jim Magilton has drawn a line under the incident and accepts the 20-year-old can be a nightmare to handle at times.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

DANNY Haynes has been forgiven for his indiscretion in Belfast last week.

Blues boss Jim Magilton has drawn a line under the incident and accepts the 20-year-old can be a nightmare to handle at times.


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Haynes was replaced at the referee's suggestion in a friendly at Donegal Celtic after clashing a couple of times with opponents and was not used in the following game at Glentoran by a furious Magilton.

He did go on as a substitute at Gillingham and won a penalty to help Town gain a draw and Magilton today outlined why his good points far outweigh the bad.

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Magilton said: “Danny is a manager's nightmare and a manager's dream. He is a young lad, he is spontaneous, he can have adverse reactions and I think it's something that you deal with.

“What he does give you is a massive impact off the bench at the moment. He stakes a claim for a place - without him we can look a little bit one-paced.

“We're controlled in possession but he gives you a real outlet. He puts defenders on the back foot as soon as he goes one v one.

“When he gets a full back running back towards their own goal he has the pace to get round them.

“If defenders do not time their tackles properly then you're going to get penalties.

“We're very pleased with Danny overall. In the pre-season I've been delighted with him in terms of his attitude and his application.”

A number of Premiership clubs have shown an interest in the year-old, with Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp a known admirer.

Meanwhile, former Town keeper Nick Colgan has signed for Premier League side Sunderland, while ex Town striker Marcus Bent has completed his move to Birmingham City, while Southend are giving a trial to Jamie Clapham

Town fans will be able to see Haynes and his team-mates train today at Portman Road with the club having an open day at Portman Road. Training starts 11am sharp and entrance is free.

(N) IPSWICH Town's Championship clash with Southampton has been put back a day and will now be played on Wednesday, September 17. The game at St Mary's will still kick off at 7.45pm.

derek.davis@archant.co.uk

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