Walters seeking first away goal

JON Walters has achieved a great deal since he joined Ipswich Town from Chester City last January.He has become a big favourite with Blues fans and enjoyed two superb games in televised matches this season.

By Elvin King

JON Walters has achieved a great deal since he joined Ipswich Town from Chester City last January.

He has become a big favourite with Blues fans and enjoyed two superb games in televised matches this season.

The 24-year-old's heading ability has caught the eye and his switch to the right side of midfield has proved a big success. But there is one thing that Walters wants to put right at Burnley tonight - score an away goal.

He has notched six goals in an Ipswich shirt, but they have all been at Portman Road.

“It's not something I'm overly concerned about but, of course, I'd love to get my first goal away from home,” he said.

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“Tonight would be as good a time as any to start and, as a team, we certainly need to improve our form on the road.

“It will be a difficult game and, while some people might not exactly fancy a midweek trip up there, we're right up for it.”

Striker Alan Lee, who spent 16 injury-ravaged months at Burnley, feels there are goals in the Ipswich attack - home and away.

He said: “I feel I know what Pablo (Counago) and Jon (Walters) are going to do next, and we all bring our different attributes to the team.

“With Jon, I know he's got the pace to get past his full-back and, if he does that, he's always going to follow it up with a quality cross.

“As for Pablo, when the ball's played into his feet you just know he's going to turn his marker and create chances for people like myself.”

Lee is looking for Ipswich to step up a gear tonight, adding: “Any game we lose is an issue - be it home or away.

“We don't like it and we're never satisfied, especially if we know we should have won. It's all about setting high standards and, if we play to our potential, we'll win a lot more games than we'll lose.”

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