Jim's faith in rising star Owen
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today put his faith in 19-year-old Owen Garvan to lead the Blues to their ninth consecutive home Coca-Cola Championship win tonight (kick-off 7.
By Elvin King
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today put his faith in 19-year-old Owen Garvan to lead the Blues to their ninth consecutive home Coca-Cola Championship win tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).
Magilton admits that he was toying with the idea of dropping Garvan for Saturday's 1-1 draw at Queens Park Rangers.
But the Blues boss expects Garvan to be firing on all cylinders at Portman Road as Town look to make it nine straight home victories for only the sixth time in their history.
“Owen played a couple of games for the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side during the two-week international break,” said Magilton.
“I know how that can affect you.
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“Owen had to come down from the passion of playing for his country and I thought he looked a bit leggy and a bit lethargic at Loftus Road.
“But after a three-day rest I am sure he will be fine tonight and be making all the right moves in midfield.”