Peters proves his manager wrong

SUPER sub Jaime Peters proved his manager wrong by slamming home Ipswich Town’s equaliser in a topsy-turvy encounter at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

SUPER sub Jaime Peters proved his manager wrong by slamming home Ipswich Town’s equaliser in a topsy-turvy encounter at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Left on the bench until half-time, Peters was finally released into the fray by frustrated boss Roy Keane for the start of the second half. And the transformation was remarkable.

Peters slotted home a 58th minute equaliser, to cancel out David Mirfin’s headed opener on the half-hour mark, and the flying Canadian was also denied a winning goal by a goal-line clearance as Town ended the afternoon good value for their 1-1 draw.

After the match, Keane recognised that he had perhaps made mistakes with his team selection and team formation, but Peters had few complaints,

“That’s football! You just have to keep your head down,” explained Peters.

“Hopefully I contributed today and I’m now looking forward to training hard to get back into the team.

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“I’m happy at Ipswich and I think that I’m progressing.

“I want to keep myself in and around the team. My priority is to be on the pitch and to keep contributing to the team,” added Peters.

Peters’ first goal of the season, on what was his 102nd career league appearance, is hopefully just the start of a successful campaign both for him and the team. Town remain well-placed in fourth spot after eight games.

“I’m happy to get my first goal of the season, and that we got a result, because I don’t think we had the best of games,” said Peters.

“Yet even though we didn’t play well, we had the chances to have won it.”

Keane said of goal-hero Peters: “Jamie’s now scored, and he needs that goal to his game. He obviously had a chance against Cardiff the previous weekend with his free header, so he’ll be pleased again.

“It was a good honest run. He showed a desire to get in there and he finished it like a striker. Hopefully the strikers were watching! Jamie was unlucky and a lot of other players were unlucky to be left out from the other night,” said Keane,

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