Ibrahima Sonko suspended for Nottingham Forest match

DISAPPOINTED Town defender Ibrahima Sonko believes his side deserved a point after his unhappy homecoming at the Madejski Stadium.

Sonko was given a rapturous applause by the home fans who then went home celebrating a 1-0 Reading win.

A disciplined and resolute Ipswich performance, which saw them carve out the better chances, did not reap its reward after Alex Pearce’s second half header.

Sonko, who was part of the Reading side that won the Championship in 2006 alongside current Town defender Ivar Ingimarsson, said: “I thought we did enough to draw – that would have been a fair result.

“Alex Pearce did well to score against us and take the points from us.”

You may also want to watch:

And of his return to the Madejski, Sonko added: “It was always going to be nice going back. We both love each other and it was nice to come back home.”

Town will hope to bounce back straight away in Monday’s match against struggling Nottingham Forest at Portman Road (3pm ko).

Most Read

But they will have to do so without Sonko who picked up his fifth booking this afternoon and is suspended.

Ingimarsson is set to step straight into the side alongside Damien Delaney.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter