Tamas Priskin can fire us up the Championship

BOMBED out at Ipswich Town, Tamas Priskin is already making a name for himself at divisional rivals Derby County.

So much so that the Hungarian international – who last week signed for the Rams on loan – has been backed as the man to breath new life into Derby’s faltering season.

Four consecutive defeats have seen Derby slip to 15th in the Championship but Priskin took just 34 minutes to score on his debut on Saturday in the 3-1 defeat by West Ham.

And fellow striker Jamie Ward told the Burton Mail: “Some games we have not deserved to get a result, but we have performed to a good level consistently but just not put the ball in the net or a decision from the referee has not helped us.

“Tamas has come here and hopefully he will score goals and help us out. He did well in his first game and it was great to see him get his first goal. I’m sure he’s going to be a big asset in his time with us.”


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Although his loan spell is up in January, the chances of Priskin winning over the doubters at Portman Road now looks slim.

Speaking after the West Ham match, he admitted: “I think I will move away from Ipswich when my contract is finished in the summer.

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“It was a great opportunity for me to come here, so I was really happy to start a game again. I felt good on the pitch and I’m really happy to have played the 90 minutes.

“I’ve only played once for Ipswich this season but I played two games for my country recently. That was very important for me and it meant I was alright for this game.

“I just want to impress. I’m here until January, so I just want to do my best. Hopefully, I can impress here and we’ll see what happens.”

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