Wright to be restored to Town defence

DAVID Wright will be restored to the Ipswich Town defence for their Coca-Cola Championship match against Burnley at Turf Moor tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

By Elvin King

DAVID Wright will be restored to the Ipswich Town defence for their Coca-Cola Championship match against Burnley at Turf Moor tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

However, he warned of the consequences of another poor away display by the Blues.

“If we fail to come up with something tonight it will put us under a great deal of pressure for the home match against Preston on Saturday,” said the right-back who missed last weekend's

3-1 defeat at Hull City through injury.

“Our home form has been great, but we cannot keep depending on that.

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“Home form alone will not take us to where we want to be.”

Town have pocketed a maximum nine points from their three games at Portman Road, but managed just one point from their four away matches.

“Steve Cotterill will ensure his Burnley side will be difficult opponents,” added Wright, who trained with the rest of his team-mates at Barnsley yesterday after an early Monday morning start on the journey to Lancashire.

“We must match them first, and then settle down and make our football pay.

“There is no lack of desire to win, but we have to show this for a full 90 minutes.

“The boys were very disappointed with their performance on Saturday.

“If we don't take the chance to put that right tonight the pressure will be on.

“We all know what our tasks are at set pieces etc, and these have to be accomplished without fail.”

Wright confirmed that he wanted to play at the KC Stadium, but the manager made the decision to leave him out and bring in young Chris Casement.

“If I had played I don't think I would have made tonight, and probably not the Preston game either,” said Wright, who is recovering from an infected right heel.

“It came on all of a sudden last Tuesday night and I could not put my foot on the ground.

“It was full of pus and has been drained three times, plus

I have had a course of antibiotics.

“The heel has now settled down and I expect to be able to play.”

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