Pim: I want the left back spot

PIM BALKESTEIN today had a message for Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton.The young Dutch defender said: “I want the number three berth.”

Elvin King

PIM BALKESTEIN today had a message for Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton.

The young Dutch defender said: “I want the number three berth.”

Earmarked to become a professional footballer since before he could walk, the son of a former Dutch international has impressed his new boss in the Blues' last two friendly games.


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He caught the eye in Saturday's 2-1 win against West Brom in Balkestein's first appearance at Portman Road.

Magilton is still searching for a left-side player who will provide the right grit and give the right balance to his side.

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