Quinn impressed after making debut

DEBUT-MAKING Alan Quinn was impressed with what he saw in last night's goalless draw with Plymouth at Portman Road.“If we play like that on Saturday I am sure we will get our first away win at one of my former clubs Sheffield Wednesday,” said the midfielder signed by Ipswich Town for £400,000 from Sheffield United last week.

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DEBUT-MAKING Alan Quinn was impressed with what he saw in last night's goalless draw with Plymouth at Portman Road.

“If we play like that on Saturday I am sure we will get our first away win at one of my former clubs Sheffield Wednesday,” said the midfielder signed by Ipswich Town for £400,000 from Sheffield United last week.

“I can't believe the number of chances we had.

“We should have had the three points, with their keeper making two great saves.

“It would have been a travesty had we lost, but it could have happened.

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“I feel good and the 80 minutes will have done me good as I look to regain match fitness.“

Town manager Jim Magilton praised his players - and Plymouth's.

“Taking everything into account, it was a magnificent effort from Plymouth,” he said.

“And it was a fantastic effort by my players.

“They showed a real desire to get a result and, if they keep playing like that, we'll win more matches than we lose.

“On another day we could have scored three or four and we certainly had enough clear-cut chances.

“Our general play was very good and we started the second half brightly, but our goalkeeper made a fantastic penalty save to keep us in the game.”

Magilton was pleased with Quinn saying: “Alan's a very good player.

“He likes using the ball and he's enthusiastic - he has a real desire to go out and play and he'll get better and better.”

Magilton also thought Dan Harding did well on his return to the side and confirmed that midfielder Gavin Williams was fit but left out of the final squad.

Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock was delighted with the points and said: “Football is a very strange game and we got a result which we didn't merit.

“There was a sluggishness about us, in terms of thought and movement. A lot of teams have come here and been stuffed and we were on the back foot from the first whistle, but we dug deep.

“It felt like we had four deaf mutes in our back four and communication problems among our foreigners reared its ugly head again.

“In the first half there were waves of attacks coming at us and I tried to make weird and wonderful changes after the break but it made no difference to the onslaught.”