Kevin Bru admits he needs to score more goals after sensational strike at Bolton

Ipswich Town midfielder Kevin Bru

Ipswich Town midfielder Kevin Bru - Credit: Phill Heywood

Kevin Bru admits he needs to score more goals for Ipswich Town after his breathtaking strike at Bolton on Tuesday night.

The French-born, Mauritius international smashed a first-time shot in off the underside of the bar from outside the area to give the Blues a 1-0 lead at The Macron Stadium.

Mick McCarthy’s men went on to draw 2-2 against the Championship’s rock-bottom side and now have to dust themselves down and go again when facing top-six rivals Cardiff City in south Wales tomorrow.

“It was a great goal,” said Bru. “I wanted to shoot hard and that’s where I was aiming, but I didn’t know it would go in off the underside of the bar. It was the best goal of my whole career, for sure. I’d like to start scoring some more goals now.”

It was only the third time the 27-year-old midfielder had netted for Town in 39 starts and 20 substitute appearances for the club. The well-travelled Parisian had never been prolific during brief stints at various clubs in France and Bulgaria either.

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“Technically he’s as good as anybody in the club and he should score more goals,” said McCarthy. “It would be nice to see him on the scoresheet more, especially at this stage of the season.”

Ipswich would have moved back into the top six with victory in midweek, but Stephen Dobbie’s 96th minute penalty equaliser means they remain a point adrift – with a game in hand on many – heading into their final 11 matches.

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McCarthy is optimistic he will have Cole Skuse and Daryl Murphy available again following injuries this weekend and admits he may have to rotate his squad during a hectic month which will continue with home games against Blackburn and Rotherham next Tuesday and Saturday respectively.

Bru, however, is hoping for a much-needed run in the side following a stop-start campaign which has seen his longest run in the side curtailed to six games back in October/November.

“I started the season well, then I had some injuries – one month, then two weeks, then three weeks – so for the fitness that was not very good,” he said.

“When I’ve played I’ve tried to do my best. I’ve had some good games, some bad games. I think now, the more I play, the more I feel good.

“It’s hard when your body is not 100% because in this league you need to run a lot. The intensity is much higher than the leagues I’ve played in abroad.”

Bru added: “I’m playing on the right at the moment and that’s a little bit different for me, but I do my best for the team and I think the gaffer is happy. It’s no problem wherever I play.”


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