Sylvain is our unsung hero - skipper

SYLVAIN Legwinski will make his first home start of the season for Ipswich Town against Colchester United tomorrow.And the 34-year-old Frenchman was today giving a ringing endorsement by Blues skipper Jason De Vos.

By Elvin King

SYLVAIN Legwinski will make his first home start of the season for Ipswich Town against Colchester United tomorrow.

And the 34-year-old Frenchman was today giving a ringing endorsement by Blues skipper Jason De Vos.

Speaking of Saturday's goal hero in the 1-1 Coca-Cola Championship draw at Queens Park Rangers, De Vos said: “Sylvain does not receive the credit he deserves.

“He does the spade work that allows others to play and is a vital part of our team.

“Sylvain scored a wonder goal and deserves the praise.

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“Tommy Miller is a very good player and hopefully the injury he sustained at the weekend will not keep him out for long.”

Miller went over on his ankle at Loftus Road and had to be replaced after 32 minutes with severe swelling around the joint.

Legwinski would be the natural replacement with manager Jim Magilton no doubt reverting to a 4-4-2. This would mean striker Pablo Counago coming in for Miller, and it would be hard on Legwinski to drop him after notching two goals in three starts.

Town have two home games this week and an extension of their winning home run to ten matches would surely see them in the top six.

“We need our fans to get behind us this week as the longer we keep winning at home the less teams will want to come and play at Portman Road,” said De Vos. “There are signs that we are getting it right on our travels and a continuation of our home form will make it a good season.

“We paid for missing chances at QPR and I was one of the culprits with a header that went just wide.

“It was two points dropped as far as I concerned, but we are in good heart for our next two home games.”

De Vos revealed that seven days ago he thought he was going to have to sit out games.

He explained: “I picked up a knee injury in training and initially I thought it was a bad one. But it came right and I must have more lives than a cat. It was no problem on Saturday, and I will be okay for the visit of Colchester.”

Town are at home to Wolves on Saturday with their next away game being at Norwich on Sunday week.

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