We need to do a Palace, says Wright

DAVID Wright has called on Ipswich to 'do a Palace' and get on a run that would push them to the top of the table.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

DAVID Wright has called on Ipswich to 'do a Palace' and get on a run that would push them to the top of the table.

Neil Warnock's side were facing a relegation battle when he took over from Peter Taylor but two defeats in 17 Championship games has pushed them to seventh place, level on points with Town.


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The Blues have stuttered of late with just two wins in nine games, although are still poised for assault on the automatic top two places.

Wright said: “I'm not a table-watcher in that sense but I'm aware we are in the chasing pack and with so many games coming up in such a short period of time we know the table can change very quickly.

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“We need to make sure we stay in that chasing pack because if not it will be hard to get back in.

“It would be great if we can get on another run. You look at Palace and see how they have gone from the bottom three to level on points with us. The table is that tight that if we can get on a good run then it can make a massive difference and you can be right at the top.

“We have three games this month, seven in March and that is 30 points in the space of six weeks, so we need to take our fair share of points and push our way through to be knocking on the door.”

Defender Wright has warned that Town need to toughen up against teams like palace after being knocked off course at hometo Watford.

Wright said: “We need to go to Palace and impose ourselves. We need to believe in our ability collectively and individually just as Watford did on Saturday.

“They didn't give us two seconds on the ball and the game went the way they wanted it to not the way we wanted it to.

“We need to go to Palace and do exactly that and hopefully we will get a positive result.

“Palace will try and drag us into a battle like Watford did and we need the confidence to get the ball down, put our foot on it and pass it around the way we like to do.”

Victory at Hillsborough to end the awayday hoodoo will inspire Town in south London tonight.

Wright said: “We performed very well in the Sheffield Wednesday win away and the feeling after that game was great. We came down to earth with a massive bump on Saturday but the good thing about this league is that there is usually a game just a round the corner.

“We can go to Palace and truly perform the way we can.

“We took a lot from the Wednesday game. It was an away win and that got rid of any concerns and now just need to concentrate on ourselves.”

derek.davis@archant.co.uk

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