Wark: Ipswich can be a side to be feared

JOHN Wark today predicted a good season for Ipswich Town in 2009/10 if new manager Roy Keane can improve Coca-Cola Championship results at Portman Road.

Elvin King

JOHN Wark today predicted a good season for Ipswich Town in 2009/10 if new manager Roy Keane can improve Coca-Cola Championship results at Portman Road.

The Blues legend, who will continue to work at the Sir Bobby Robson suite during home matches, said: “If Roy can get the home form back Ipswich will be a side to be feared.

“Jim Magilton's side earned enough points on their travels last term to have comfortably ended in the top six.


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“It will not take much to improve on eighth place, and Roy will know the weaknesses and where to strengthen up.”

Wark has known Magilton since they were at Liverpool together and is hopeful that the former Northern Ireland international will find success in his new managerial post at Queens Park Rangers.

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“Jim will be pleased that he has found a new job so quickly and one where there is so much potential. Hopefully he will do well.”

Wark was on Merseyside last week publicising his book 'Wark On'.

He signed copies and was mobbed at the Anfield club shop on the day that the new Liverpool away kit was launched, and also did a successful signing session in Birkenhead as well as a 'Meet John Wark' evening at a pub in Dingle.

He has a similar event at the Crown public house, Cattawade, Manningtree on Saturday, July 11 where the audience will receive signed copies of the book as part of the evening.

Any pub, football or social club wishing to host an evening with Wark should contact Mark Lomas on 07968 441542 or visit the following website www.officialjohnwark.co.uk.

“The book is going well and we have had a good number of orders for Fathers' Day,” said Wark. “If Mark is contacted over the next couple of days books can be sent back by Saturday.”

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