Walters spied on Canaries

IPSWICH Town star Jon Walters has taken on a new role as the Blues look to give themselves some late season cheer with a home win over arch rivals Norwich City on Sunday.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town star Jon Walters has taken on a new role as the Blues look to give themselves some late season cheer with a home win over arch rivals Norwich City on Sunday.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder paid a visit to Carrow Road the week before Easter to watch the Canaries in action against Sheffield Wednesday.

“I have told the coaching staff what I saw and my opinions,” said Walters. “It feels like I have joined the scouting staff.


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“And if it helps us to pocket three points at the weekend I will feel it is a job well done.”

Walters travelled to Norfolk when still recovering from ruptured ankle ligaments having been unfit to join his Town team mates at their game against Sheffield United on the same day that they lost 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

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And cheeky scouser Walters revealed the real reason for his journey into 'enemy' territory.

“I used to go to school with Sheffield Wednesday defender Richard Hinds' wife, and he is a big mate of mine.

“He was at Hull City and also Scunthorpe, and we keep in touch. Along with his wife he came back to ours to stay after the game at Norwich, and it was good time for Richard as the Owls had won 1-0.

“Sheffield Wednesday deserved to win and their display offered some pointers to how we can gain revenge over the Canaries for our defeat at their place.”

Town's head of player development and scouting Bryan Klug watched Norwich last weekend, and manager Jim Magilton will be using his report in developing a plan to give Town fans what many crave most in a season - a win over Norwich.

Walters suffered a recurrence of his ankle problem after rupturing ligaments just over a month ago on Monday, and is a big doubt to face the Canaries, no doubt making full use of sitting in the stands.

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