Sito taking nothing for granted

SITO Castro is taking nothing for granted.Although the Spaniard has forced his way back into a regular first team spot as a full back, Sito is not sure that will guarantee him a new contract.

Derek Davis

SITO Castro is taking nothing for granted.

Although the Spaniard has forced his way back into a regular first team spot as a full back, Sito is not sure that will guarantee him a new contract.

Blues boss Jim Magilton has started looking at offering extensions to players but after six straight starts a substitute appearance Sito is still not certain that he will be offered a fresh deal before his current contract runs out in the summer.

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Sito said: “It does worry you when you don't know the future but like every footballer I want to play games and if I do that every week the contract will sort itself out.

“I have only played in seven games this season so I need to continue playing regularly and we will see what happens. You never know what will happen because I hardly played for 11 months now I'm back playing.

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“If that continues then why not look for a new contract.

“But I have to give my maximum and play my best football to get Jim's confidence.”

Even in the darkest days Sito refused to give up hope that he would play for Town again and admitted he loves the club and the area where his young family are settled.

He said: “I still like Ipswich very much and want to be here. Soon it will be a Premiership club and I want to be part of that.

“With our friend Mr Evans money we can move on and into the Premiership.”

The 27-year-old is likely to start again at right back with David Wright on the left at Blackpool today as Ipswich go in search of their first away victory in ten months.

The squad flew up yesterday from Stansted to Blackpool's international airport and perhaps that slight change in routine will prove the catalyst, although the solution is simple really - just score more goals than the Seasiders and the away curse will be lifted.

Castro said: “We will end the terrible away run. We know we have to do it and we are determined that will happen.

“It will be hard work and a difficult game. All away games are difficult, especially for us, but we will be trying to get all three points.

“We have had a good week in training, very upbeat and we are looking to win.

“The conditions may not suit us because we prefer a good pitch so it may be that we have to be a bit more direct. We will look to get quick balls to the lads up front like Jon Walters and Danny Haynes.

“I have never been to Blackpool before but it was better to fly up, easier on the legs than being on a coach.”

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