Magilton delighted with Wright's return

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton was delighted with the return of David Wright after injury for the Blues Reserves' exciting 3-3 draw at Colchester United.

Carl Marston

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton was delighted with the return of David Wright after injury for the Blues Reserves' exciting 3-3 draw at Colchester United.

Wright played the full 90 minutes at right-back yesterday, as well as popping up with the 89th minute equaliser in this Combination fixture at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

The ex-Crewe and Wigan defender had not featured since injuring his ankle on the opening day of the season against Preston. Now the 28-year-old will be eying up a quickfire return to the first team.

Magilton said: “David (Wright) had not played since the Preston game, so this was an important match for him.

“He's a very important player for us, and David's return will give us yet more competition for places. He did well at right-back and capped his performance with the late goal. He's a good pro.

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“Of course he will now be in contention for a first team place, especially as we have a lot of games coming up.

“It was also good for David Norris to get another game under his belt, and for Ivan (Campo) to have another run-out because he hasn't played that many games,” added Magilton. Norris played in central midfield, while Campo operated as a centre-half.

And Town's manager was also impressed with the U's new home - it was the first time that the Community Stadium had hosted a reserves fixture.

Magilton added: “It's a lovely new stadium that Colchester have got here, and they haven't lost the feel of the old Layer Road either. Sometimes you can lose that personality when a club moves to a new ground, but Colchester have kept it.

“And you have to give Colchester credit for pushing us very hard today. They had a young team out there, but to be honest I thought they caught us off guard during the early stages. They played very well.”