Matt dedicates his goal to the boss

MATT Richards dedicated his goal and Ipswich's victory at Luton on Saturday to manager Jim Magilton.The Blues midfielder hailed Magilton as a “great manager” who deserves better results from the team.

By Derek Davis

MATT Richards dedicated his goal and Ipswich's victory at Luton on Saturday to manager Jim Magilton.

The Blues midfielder hailed Magilton as a “great manager” who deserves better results from the team.

Richards said: “The gaffer has been really supportive of all of us and that win is for him. He has been excellent.


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“He had every right to be angry with us after Southend and we needed to put it right for him.

“We knew we needed to do better for him and really we should be higher up the league given the players we have here.

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“He is a great manager and I'm delighted he got the job and want to work hard for him like everyone else at the club.”

Richards passed a fitness test on the morning of the win at Kenilworth Road and came on for the injured Sylvain Legwinski midway through the first half.

He said: “We played to the conditions which were poor and even though Luton put up a good fight, especially first half when they were right on top of us, we handled it all and deserved the result and a clean sheet.”

The former Academy star ensured victory with Town's second goal and is now looking for more. He said: “I have worked on getting in the box when crosses come in from that side and it was a brilliant cross from Fabian.”

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