Time to get it taped - Jason
IPSWICH Town skipper Jason De Vos has added his voice to those calling for video cameras to adjudicate on footballing goal-line clearances.“It has been proven that Billy Clarke's disallowed 'goal' on Saturday against Colchester United crossed the line,” said De Vos, who is currently on crutches after cracking a bone in his foot in training last week.
By Elvin King
IPSWICH Town skipper Jason De Vos has added his voice to those calling for video cameras to adjudicate on footballing goal-line clearances.
“It has been proven that Billy Clarke's disallowed 'goal' on Saturday against Colchester United crossed the line,” said De Vos, who is currently on crutches after cracking a bone in his foot in training last week.
“The officials were unable to confirm the ball had gone over, and it was a perfect example of why cameras should be brought in.
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“With the help of technology that already assists other sports, Ipswich would have been one up instead of one down having conceded within 20 seconds on the Colchester clearance from Billy's shot.”
De Vos refuses to go public on a time span for his return to action - originally given as “at least six weeks”.
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“I don't want to cause complications if I go beyond the date I have in my mind,” added De Vos. “But I will be back sooner rather than later.”
De Vos is convinced Ipswich have enough strength in their squad to beat Swansea in the FA Cup this Saturday despite David Wright and Alex Bruce also being unavailable and Ian Miller cup-tied.
“Saturday's 3-2 win flattered Colchester,” said De Vos, who admits to being a poor spectator. “Ipswich played well and worked hard. I have sympathy with Town fans. I know how I felt during much of the game - and they have to go through it every week.
“They turned out in great numbers again and do so every week. It means so much to the players.”
WOODBRIDGE Town striker Joe Francis, 20, scored in an Ipswich Town friendly against Millwall last week.
Another trialist on view was Vinny Faherty, who scored twice in the 3-1 behind-closed-doors win at Playford Road. Irish striker Faherty, 19, plays for Salthill Devon, a club with a good reputation for producing young players and situated near Galway.