Wayne's warning to former club

COLCHESTER United defender Wayne Brown has a soft spot for his old club Ipswich, but that will count for nothing this Friday!Centre-half Brown has spoken candidly to the EADT about his happy times at Portman Road, which included promotion to the Premiership and a taste of European action.

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United defender Wayne Brown has a soft spot for his old club Ipswich, but that will count for nothing this Friday!

Centre-half Brown has spoken candidly to the EADT about his happy times at Portman Road, which included promotion to the Premiership and a taste of European action.

He was in the same team as current Town boss Jim Magilton, and will be up against good friend Richard Naylor, who will be marshalling Town's defence.

But the affection for his old team stops there. Brown is adamant that newly-promoted Colchester can cause a mini-upset on Friday night, in front of the Sky TV cameras at Layer Road.

“I don't think that Ipswich will enjoy playing at Layer Road. There should be a good atmosphere under the lights,” revealed Brown.

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“I have every respect for Ipswich. It's a great club, and I'm always assured of a warm welcome whenever I return to watch a match.

“Some people have said that we're catching Ipswich at a bad time, because they're on a good run. But we're on a roll as well,” insisted Brown.

Town will move into second spot behind Championship leaders Cardiff City, if they can chalk up a fifth win from their last six matches.

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