Wright: Fightback shows our spirit

RICHARD Wright hailed the way Ipswich twice fought back at Coventry to gain a point and urged his team-mates to take that performance into the Birmingham game on Friday.

Derek Davis

RICHARD Wright hailed the way Ipswich twice fought back at Coventry to gain a point and urged his team-mates to take that performance into the Birmingham game on Friday.

Kevin Lisbie twice equalised for Ipswich as they drew at the Ricoh Stadium and Town look to make up for the defeat at St Andrews last month.

Wright said: “We showed great determination and we were pleased with the draw but we created enough chances to have perhaps won the game.


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“We came back well and we have to take that into the Birmingham game.”

Town went behind after just 39 seconds and Wright admits slow starts are something they have to work on.

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He said: “We have not been happy with the way we have started games so to have that early set back was frustrating.

“But the way we came back shows the will that everybody at this club has to get to the Premier League.

Wright insists the draw against a fellow mid-table side shows the spirit in te dressing room.

He said: “There is no negative atmosphere in our dressing room there is a great script in this football club and we are all going in the right direction.

“The manager gets the lads going for every game and to come back twice from being behind shows we have a great togetherness.”

The former Arsenal, Everton and West Ham keeper also spoke about the meeting held by the manager with him and seven of his team-mates before the Norwich game and said: “Whenever I have had meeting with the manager they have been 100 per cent positive.”

Wright said he did not see the 'Magilton out' banner held by Town fans at the Ricoh Stadium but has called on fans to carry on showing their support

He said: “Ipswich fans are great fans who know their football. Everybody in this football clubs needs backing and we need those supporters every time we are on the pitch.”

Wright played his part in the draw with some fine saves but also in Lisbie's first goal.

He said: “It was a tough day for us so after going a goal down so early and then getting an assist - I will take that.

“Jon Stead gave a great flick on and Kevin has put it away lovely.

“Kevin did very well. There were a lot of great performances out there, especially going forward and we could have won the game.

“They had chances as well but it proved the point that we are trying as hard as we can to get promoted.”

The 2-2 draw leaves Town in 12th place.

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