Jim reserves praise for strikers

BLUES boss Jim Magilton was not totally happy with his side's performance but delighted that his strikers were in fine finishing form

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton was not totally happy with his side's performance but delighted that his strikers were in fine finishing form

A closely fought first half finished goal-less but four minutes after the break Jon Walters converted from the spot after Phil Picken handled an Alan Quinn cross.

Although almost equalised immediately it was Ipswich that's Pablo Counago who nodded the Blues further ahead when Quinn nodded down a Danny Haynes ball.


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Jon Stead wrapped things up two minutes from time when he snatched his seventh goal of the season, all at Portman Road, after Walters flicked on a Ben Thatcher long ball.

Magilton said: “It was a scuffy, scrappy win at times. For 30 minutes Chesterfield were excellent and put us on the back foot.

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“We lacked a bit of composure and quality in the first half and were not firing on all cylinders.

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

“We controlled things better in the second half although Chesterfield still had chances and Richard Wright was outstanding for us again.”

Town boss Jim Magilton will be looking for another home tie when the draw is made Sunday afternoon.

“I would like to save a Premier League team until the final and I will settle for anyone at home.”

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