Skipper welcomes duo back to Blues

BLUES skipper Jason De Vos has hailed the arrival of former Town stars Pablo Counago and Tommy Miller and the goals they can provide.The Canadian defender was a team-mate of the pair in the 2005 season when Ipswich Town came so agonisingly close to automatic promotion before missing out in the play-offs so knows what the duo can add to the current squad.

By Derek Davis

BLUES skipper Jason De Vos has hailed the arrival of former Town stars Pablo Counago and Tommy Miller and the goals they can provide.

The Canadian defender was a team-mate of the pair in the 2005 season when Ipswich Town came so agonisingly close to automatic promotion before missing out in the play-offs so knows what the duo can add to the current squad.

De Vos said: “Tommy and Pablo are two very good players who have a good understanding between them. Hopefully we will see the benefits of that this season.


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“Tommy is a dab hand from the penalty spot but also chips in with his fair share of goals from open play too.

“Getting goals from other areas of the pitch is something we have to address this season. Tommy has a great delivery as well so that will reap dividends for us.”

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Miller has signed a contract to return to Portman Road and will be unveiled officially tomorrow morning.

The centre half has also welcomed former Cardiff keeper Neil Alexander to the team and hopes he can help them be tighter at the back.

He said: “Neil has a lot of experience and is a Scottish international so is another great signing for us. We now have three very good keepers and the competition for places is going to be intense.”

De Vos accepted it was a poor display but insisted on taking the positives from the match.

He added: “The result was disappointing but as a pre-season game it served its purpose in terms of getting our fitness level up.”

Meanwhile, Town have denied reports that they are lining up a move for former Liverpool and Charlton midfielder Danny Murphy.

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