Wright back in action

RICHARD Wright was back in action yesterday when Ipswich Town were beaten 2-1 by a competitive Wycombe Wanderers side in a Combination fixture at the Blues training ground.

Elvin King

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RICHARD Wright was back in action yesterday when Ipswich Town were beaten 2-1 by a competitive Wycombe Wanderers side in a Combination fixture at the Blues training ground.

Wright, who damaged knee ligaments in a Championship game at Cardiff City in late November, was beaten by a 25 yard shot by Jerome Federico in stoppage time.

Luke Oliver put the visitors ahead with Ed Upson equalising just before the break. Former Town player Matt Bloomfield was in the Wycombe side.

Apart from Wright, Lee Martin and Alan Quinn were the most experienced Town players on show with Wright a possible candidate to take over from Arran Lee-Barrett on the bench in Saturday's home Championship game against Bristol City.

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Wright had no chance with the first Wycombe goal while new signing Devann Yao had a hand in the leveller when he flicked the ball on and Upson slammed it into the net.

Playing wide on the left Yao was replaced in the second period and looked to have talent but was a bit raw.

Upson had earlier struck the woodwork with substitute Federico surprising Wright with a long shot that struck the underside of the bar and crossed the line for the winner.

Town manager Roy Keane watched the game along with first team coach Tony Loughlan, chief scout Steve McCall and fitness coach Antonio Gomez.

Town team: R Wright, Ainsley, Dunbar, Quinn, Brown, Eastman, Yao (Hyam 65), Upson, Murray, Martin, Lambe. Unused subs: McLoughlin, Cawley, McKeown.

- TOWN defender David Wright had a scan yesterday on an ankle injury after taking a couple of knocks in recent weeks.