Town counting on the Haynes factor

BE afraid Norwich City - be very afraid - Danny Haynes is after you again.The Blues striker, who has an amazing 10 goals in eight games at all levels against the East Anglian rivals, is also enjoying a scorching run coming off the bench for Ipswich Town this season.

By Derek Davis

BE afraid Norwich City - be very afraid - Danny Haynes is after you again.

The Blues striker, who has an amazing 10 goals in eight games at all levels against the East Anglian rivals, is also enjoying a scorching run coming off the bench for Ipswich Town this season.

The 19-year-old hit man, rejected by the Canaries three years ago, has hammered in seven goals after coming on late in games, including a double in the 3-1 win over Norwich in November.


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He said: “I usually score against Norwich and love playing against them. I know how much it means to our supporters and it means a lot to me, I really enjoy games against them.”

Blues boss Jim Magilton is hoping that Haynes' will carry on being the Town talisman against the Canaries, as he himself was against Arsenal.

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Magilton said: “I had a little spell against Arsenal when I scored home and away against them. David Seaman came to me and told me, tongue-in-cheek, that I was his worst nightmare, which I took as a compliment.

“This is more than that for Danny who always does well against Norwich and let's hope that continues on Sunday.”

With Alex Bruce cleared to play on Sunday, Ian Miller is likely to join Haynes on the bench with Fabian Wilnis stepping into the centre-half position vacated by Jason De Vos, who had a foot operation on Monday.

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