Jim remains cautious after first victory

WHILE all Blues followers around him were understandably delirious at the result and the performance by Ipswich Town last night the usually gregarious Jim Magilton warned they have not achieved anything yet.

By Derek Davis

WHILE all Blues followers around him were understandably delirious at the result and the performance by Ipswich Town last night the usually gregarious Jim Magilton warned they have not achieved anything yet.

Although the Blues went behind to a Kevin Gallen goal at QPR, they responded magnificently to hit three past the west Londoners and claim their first win of the season.

Magilton said: "This is a confidence-booster but we have not done anything yet and it is the first step which we must now build on.


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"The proof will be in the pudding and we need to do it against the top teams too.

"It is one win and it is a start. It was a vitally important win for us as a team and as a club but we must build on this now.”

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Magilton was delighted at the way his captain Jason de Vos, who scored Town's second, led the team and the performances of his midfield.

He said: "Jason is a leader on the pitch and in the dressing room that is why he is captain. Gavin Williams was outstanding as was Simon Walton but then they were all magnificent.”

Magilton admitted their equaliser - after Williams went down easily for a penalty which Simon Walton buried - gave them a needed lift at the right time. He said: "We got a little bit of luck with the penalty but they showed me character and belief to come from a goal down and put on a show."

Dean Bowditch scored his first goal for Ipswich in 41 Town games as he wrapped the win up with a header.

Magilton said: "Dean is another I never lost faith in and he needs to constantly set standards and achieve and set higher standards."

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