Magilton warns Wright

JIM Magilton has again warned Richard Wright that he is in danger of losing his place to Shane Supple.

Derek Davis

JIM Magilton has again warned Richard Wright that he is in danger of losing his place to Shane Supple.

Magilton felt Wright should have done better with Swansea's second goal after the former Arsenal and Everton keeper was beaten at his near post by Jordi Gomez to put Swansea ahead.

It may be a mistake too far for Magilton who last week said he wanted to stay faith with his number one but was concerned at the number errors he was making and Supple was pushing for a start.

Magilton said: “Shane has to be in consideration now. Richard can't afford to keep making mistakes.”

It was not just Wright Magilton was displeased with.

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He said: “If Richard is not disappointed with their second goal then I am. It is his near post and while it is a great strike it is poor defending. Gomez is all left foot and you don't show him inside.

“Our poor defending has cost us all afternoon both lads who came on up front caused us problems.

“We did not show great composure on the bal. that is the platform to play from and we didn't have one.”

Town go to bottom club Nottingham forest tomorrow and Magilton accepts his side need to up their game.

He said: “We know we are not firing on all cylinders and we can play better so we will take a point. We have a tough week coming up.”

Magilton put on Owen Garvan and Tommy Miller in place of Iván Campo and Jon Stead which did not go down well with the crowd who booed and once again chanted 'you don't know what you are doing.'

Magilton said: “We made positive changes as we needed a foothold in midfield and then their second goal probably came against the run of play again as we were showing a lot of determination to score.

“We showed great attitude and character to come back into it but disappointed with out overall quality and play.”

Although it was two points dropped the Town boss was happy enough to get something from the match.

Magilton said: “It was a good point for us in the end as Swansea are a good footballing side.

“We started brightly from the first second but could not sustain it and we allowed them too much room and if you allow that they will play round you.”

Magilton was delighted that Counago levelled with what was a terrific finish from an Iván Campo pass.

Magilton said: “We are trying to get him to run in behind people when he does he is real threat and it was a great finish

“Our goal came against the run of play but it was probably the best bit of quality in the game

Magilton was bemoaning both goals after urging his side at half-time to stay tight.

He said: “At half time we are saying a clean sheet will win us the game but we turned off for both goals which were poor goals.”

derek.davis@eadt.co.uk