Sito ready to seize possible last chance

SPANISH defender Sito Castro is ready to seize what could be his last chance to forge a future at Ipswich Town if he lines up against Leicester City tonight.

By Derek Davis

SPANISH defender Sito Castro is ready to seize what could be his last chance to forge a future at Ipswich Town if he lines up against Leicester City tonight.

While his agent is already touting the former Deportiva La Coruna defender around the Championship, Sito is preparing to leave Portman Road but not until he has given it one more big effort.

Sito insists he would love to stay and help Town in their promotion push but will look to quit the club in January if he is frozen out again.

The 27-year-old could get his big opportunity tonight after impressing in training and a 45-minute shift against Charlton on Saturday.

Sito replaced Dan Harding as Jim Magilton made three changes before the second half at The Valley and that coincided with a sharp upturn in performance levels from Ipswich.

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The half on Saturday was Sito's only first team action since the goal-less draw at Stoke City last January.

Sito said: “It is just one game and Dan Harding has been playing well before that so I have to see if I play again.

“I always played in the team before but under Jim I don't. All I can do is train hard and do as well as I can when I play in training or the reserves.

“I would love to stay at Ipswich but my priority is to play first team football. I have been made to feel outside of the team here now.”

The defender, who can also operate at wide midfield, can talk to a new club as from January with his contract expiring next summer.

Sito said: “If I had the chance to play here then I would stay but it seems unlikely.

“My agent is talking to other clubs and there are two Championship clubs in particular who are interested.

“I'm settled in the area and like it here. I have been here three years and my family is here but I would only stay if I was playing regularly.

“I want to stay in England because the football here is more passionate than in Spain.”

Sito has been an interested observer as Town have failed to win away from home in 15 attempts going back to last March when they beat a Luton side that was heading for relegation.

But he doesn't pretend to have the answer and said: “At home we have been terrific but not away and I don't understand why.

“We have to start in the first minute as we have been playing in the second half. We have to change the mentality.”

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