Williams a worry for Magilton
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton said today that key midfielder Gavin Williams has plenty of work to do before the start of the season.The Welsh international is still troubled by a niggling pelvic problem and is receiving specialist treatment in Denmark as well as from the Blues' medical team.
By Elvin King
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton said today that key midfielder Gavin Williams has plenty of work to do before the start of the season.
The Welsh international is still troubled by a niggling pelvic problem and is receiving specialist treatment in Denmark as well as from the Blues' medical team.
He has not made the progress that Magilton would have liked this summer, and the manager is looking for a change in thinking by the player.
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“Gavin has been away for some of the time for the last six weeks and his injury has still not settled down”, said the manager.
“It is still niggling away and he will have to work hard to get it right.
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“Gavin has to realise that this is what has to be done to get him 100 per cent.
“He missed a great deal of training last season, but may have felt he was OK because of the number of matches he was able to get in.
“Once he realises this it shouldbenefit him as in an ideal world I want him available for every game and not have to miss as many matches as last season.
“If this was two weeks before the start of the campaign I would be not very happy.
“But we still have time and hopefully Gavin will make a lot of progress over the next month or so and be ready to make the impact that we want from him consistently in the team.”
The rest of the Ipswich squad are progressing well in the second week of pre-season training having returned from their summer break much earlier than usual.
Magilton confirmed that no progress had been made on the Francis Jeffers transfer although he stressed that this was a priority and that he was hoping a deal can be done as soon as possible.
And talking about the possible signing of goalkeeper Richard Wright from Everton, Magilton added: “We have not seriously sat down with him, and it is early doors for some clubs with regards to next season.”
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