Jeffers bids to find goalscoring touch

FRANCIS Jeffers is looking to use his month on loan at Ipswich to once more become a famed 'Fox in the Box'.Jeffers has managed just one goal in 29 games over the past two seasons at Charlton, Rangers in the SPL and Blackburn, and is hoping a spell in the Championship with Ipswich will help him regain his goal touch.

By Derek Davis

FRANCIS Jeffers is looking to use his month on loan at Ipswich to once more become a famed 'Fox in the Box'.

Jeffers has managed just one goal in 29 games over the past two seasons at Charlton, Rangers in the SPL and Blackburn, and is hoping a spell in the Championship with Ipswich will help him regain his goal touch.

He said: “Every striker will tell you how important it is to be playing regularly. It is difficult to score goals coming off the bench, especially in the Premier League.”


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The 26-year-old former Everton and Arsenal striker joined Ipswich in time to make his debut on Saturday and added: “I'm not concerned at their league position. They have quality and are a young side so if I can come here and help then that will be good for everyone.

“I chose Ipswich because of the style of football they play. They try to knock the ball around more than other teams in this league. All teams have a different style but Ipswich's probably suits me more.”

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Being knocked out of the UEFA Cup meant Blackburn were more willing to let Jeffers out on loan but he is not certain whether he will be here until the end of the season.

He said: “I can't look beyond the month because the decision is not mine. It depends on injuries and what happens at Blackburn.”

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