Jim pleased with morale-boosting win

BLUES boss Jim Magilton took double satisfaction from a confidence-boosting cup win over Chesterfield.

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton took double satisfaction from a confidence-boosting cup win over Chesterfield.

Not only does it set up a fourth round tie away to Chelsea or Southend but following the 1-0 win at Derby last week it puts Town in good heart for their Championship game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Magilton said: “We are in the fourth round and that's two victories and clean sheets in a row, which in terms of morale is very good news for the team.”


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Magilton admitted it was not vintage Ipswich display against a game Chesterfield side.

He said: “Chesterfield are a decent footballing side and came here and had a real go.

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“They had a real tempo and were excellent for 30 minutes.

“We lacked a bit of composure and quality and it needed half-time to get everyone settled and to give people a shake-up and a gee-up.

“We looked a bit nervy at home and that's something we need to get over, but in the second half we showed more tempo and quality.

“We got out of the blocks much quicker and the main difference between the sides was that we were better in front of goal.

“In the second half we got better as the goals went in and confidence grew.

“We started to control things and it was nice to score some goals, because in recent games we haven't been able to take our chances and the result has gone the other way.

“I'm a firm believer that cup runs and league form can go hand in hand. It can help build confidence.”

An early injury to Tommy Miller who suffered a dead leg, then David Wright going off with a hamstring problem, meant plans to introduce 15-year-old Connor Wickham were shelved.

Magilton said: “I would have loved to get him and Jordan (Rhodes) on and I'm so disappointed for them both.

“This time it wasn't to be but their time will come.”

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