The Scots have saved the day more than once in ITFC’s history - here are our top 10 players from north of the border

Jimmy Leadbetter

Jimmy Leadbetter - Credit: Archant

In the latest instalment of our festive Ipswich Town top tens we bring you Great Scots - players from north of the border who have warmed our hearts.

Do you agree with editor Terry Hunt’s choice?

Bill Baxter

Baxter has featured in a few top tens, and deservedly so. Spanned the era between Ramsey, through McGarry and on to Robson. Great player. Just a shame about the way he left.

Christophe Berra


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Alan Brazil

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Frank Brogan

Brogan was an important part of McGarry’s 1968 Second Division winning team. Scored lots of goals, many of them from the spot.

George Burley

Made his debut aged 17 against George Best who was playing his last game at Old Trafford. 500 exemplary games at right-back and then a terrific spell as manager.

Jimmy Leadbetter

“Sticks” never really looked like a professional footballer, but the genius that was Alf Ramsey turned him into a crucial player in the team which won the 1962 Division One title.

Alex Mathie

Any player who scores a glorious hat-trick against arch rivals Norwich has to make the list. Mathie didn’t even come out for the second half - he handed over goalscoring duties to Bobby Petta to complete the 5-0.

Doug Moran

Inside forward bought from Falkirk by Ramsey for £12,000 to bolster the squad which was competing in the top flight for the first time. Nine months later, Moran and his team-mates had won the title. The Scot contributed 18 important goals.

Jimmy Robertson

Town looked destined for relegation in early 1970 until winger Robertson arrived from Arsenal. He and fellow new signing Frank Clarke kept the Blues in the top flight. The rest is history.

John Wark

What more is there to say about Warky? Second only to Crawford in Town’s all-time goal scoring list - and he wasn’t a striker! And let’s not forget his later years as a no-nonsense centre-back. All-time Town great.

See yesterday’s top 10 here

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