Sears happy to play anywhere to help Ipswich Town’s Championship charge

Freddie Sears had an attempt late in the first half saved during the Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers

Freddie Sears had an attempt late in the first half saved during the Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 03 November 2015. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

He may be playing out of position at the moment, but Ipswich forward Freddie Sears has insisted he’s still enjoying his football and will do anything to help the Blues’ rise up the Championship table.

Freddie Sears can't believe he's missed a goal during the Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers (Champions

Freddie Sears can't believe he's missed a goal during the Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 03 November 2015. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

After starting the season with four goals in his first six Championship games, the former Colchester striker has not scored since the heavy loss at Reading in September and has found himself playing out wide in recent weeks; both in a 4-3-3 formation and in a traditional 4-4-2.

During Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Bolton, Sears was deployed wide on the left but still managed to make an impact as he laid on Brett Pitman’s second goal, with the 25-year-old happy to be contributing despite not lining up in his favoured, central, role.

“I’ve played on the left, on the right and at the moment I’m all over the place to help out the team,” he said.

“The gaffer spoke to me on Monday and asked if I would do a job for him and I’ll do that, I’ll do anything to help the team.


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“My best position is as a centre-forward, obviously, but I thought I did well on the left, cutting in and I’m enjoying my football at the moment.”

Tuesday night’s win ended a run of seven without a win for the Blues, but Sears’ attention has quickly switched to Saturday’s trip to rock-bottom Rotherham and putting together back-to-back victories for the first time since August.

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“The crazy thing about the Championship is that the games come thick and fast, things turn round and we’re unbeaten in four,” he said,

“Going into the (Bolton) game we hadn’t won for a while and now we’re unbeaten in four, we’re looking solid and the goals have started to fly in and hopefully we can go to Rotherham and take two wins into the international break.

“We’ve got four points in a week and now we want seven.

“The aim before Tuesday night was two wins and we need to go and do that now.

“Bolton came with nothing to lose, their aim was to frustrate us and steal something, but thankfully we got the win and sent them packing.

“Rotherham will be the same, every game’s hard in the Championship but we’re going to be ready for it.”

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