Special reason for wanting three points

LIKE the rest of his Ipswich Town team mates, David Wright has a special reason for wanting to gain three points against Scunthorpe at Portman Road this afternoon.

By Elvin King

LIKE the rest of his Ipswich Town team mates, David Wright has a special reason for wanting to gain three points against Scunthorpe at Portman Road this afternoon.

The full back said today: “We have such a hectic holiday schedule that I will not be seeing much of my wife and children.

“So early next week - with no games on the horizon - we will spend time together, and it will be our little Christmas.

“And if we can keep our home form going with a win over Scunthorpe it will make the occasion that much more pleasurable.”

While the rest of the country takes time off to sit by the fireside and overindulge in the good things of life, for Wright and his team mates it will be work as usual.

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“We have four games before the end of the year, and we want to make the most of them,” added Wright.

“Of course we want to keep our home run going, but we also want to start picking up points on our travels.

“I cannot stress enough how hard we are all working on nailing that elusive first away victory of the season.

“We need to find consistency with our home and away displays, and it was understandable that the manager had a real go at us after the 3-1 defeat at Charlton last Saturday.

“In the dressing room at the Valley and on the coach home there was a terrible feeling. But in the dressing room after Tuesday's home win over Leicester it was all banter again.

“If we can be in a good ,challenging position in January we can then push on.”

Finnish triallist Jonas Portin said today that he was satisfied with the way his Ipswich Town trial went this week.

The Under-21 international, who has an elder brother Jens also in the FF Jaro side, said: “I was quite pleased with how it went, although it was physically harder than I am used to and I tired a bit towards the end.”

Town manager Jim Magilton is to decide next week whether to see more of the 21-year-old central defender, who has a contract with FF Jaro until December 2009 and would command a fee of at least £200,000.

Polish midfielder Damian Gorawski and German-based American goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm have also been on trial and will be assessed by Magilton and his coaching staff next week.

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