Mills reveals his ‘Brazil moment’
IPSWICH TOWN: Mick Mills had a ‘Brazil moment’ at St James Park on Saturday.
The former Blues and England skipper revealed that the last young front player he saw that gave him the same buzz as Connor Wickham was his ex-Town team mate Alan Brazil.
“I saw Alan playing in the youth team, and you could see straightaway that he was going to be special,” said Mills.
“Connor has the same potential and I was very impressed with what I saw on Saturday.
“He showed an awful lot of common sense and never strayed from his central role, which was not easy with two central defenders breathing down your neck.
“Connor stayed in his advance position and he was strong in possession and received the ball nicely.
“He took his goal superbly and you could not have asked for very much more.”
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And Mills says that Wickham - and his advisors - will be wise to resist any temptation to move on with Premier League clubs set to be circling like vultures in the months ahead.
Mills say Town fans can play a part in the lad’s advancement.
He explained: “Ipswich fans will work with the boy.
“There will be no pressure on him from the terraces.
“Town fans love young players that the club produces and Connor would be wise to stay where he is.
“It will not be an easy road that he has to travel.
“But I’m sure he’ll be okay.
“Hopefully those around him will appreciate what the lad needs for the next two to three years.”