There's more in Lee's locker

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today told in-form striker Alan Lee “I want even more from you”.Lee has started the season with a bang - netting four times in the opening three matches.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today told in-form striker Alan Lee “I want even more from you”.

Lee has started the season with a bang - netting four times in the opening three matches.

And he is hell bent on keeping the run going against Crystal Palace at Portman Road in the Coca-Cola Championship on Sunday (kick off 1.20pm).


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But Magilton says there is more in the locker as far as the 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international striker is concerned.

The Blues' Boss said today: “I have to be pleased with how Alan has begun the campaign and hope he can keep it going.

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“But I want more from him.

“If you ask him he will agree that there is room for improvement in his general play and this is what I will be looking for.

“I hope he has found his home in Ipswich now after the negotiations we had in the summer to keep him here.

“He has said himself that he loves being in this part of the world and with this club and we want him to settle down and enjoy his football and continue to score goals.

“His partnership with Pablo Counago and Jon Walters has gone well from pre-season into the competitive games and Alan's experience can be a great help in the dressing room.”

Magilton is considering young defender Chris Casement and Spanish full-back Sito Castro for inclusion in the squad on Sunday. This is because experienced Fabian Wilnis is suspended and the Town boss needs cover for the back four.

He said: “We will see how the players go in training over the next two days and then make a decision.”

Confirming that the Blues are waiting to hear back from Spanish club Malaga over an offer for former triallist Cesar Navas, Magilton said: “We have one or two other irons in the fire with possible loan deals going to materialise in the weeks ahead.”

“We have four points from two games, which is encouraging but to be honest we have not got out of second gear yet and we know that we have a tough match against Palace on Sunday.

“We are at home so we have the ball in our court and hopefully we can go on and collect the three points.

“But we need to be better with the ball and there is room for improvement all round.”

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