Wilnis hoping to earn contract extension
TRUE Blue Fabian Wilnis is hoping to keep his place in the Town defence and in turn convince manager Jim Magilton to give him a contract extension.Although Dan Harding was fit and back from suspension he could not displace Wilnis from the defence for Monday's 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
By Derek Davis
TRUE Blue Fabian Wilnis is hoping to keep his place in the Town defence and in turn convince manager Jim Magilton to give him a contract extension.
Although Dan Harding was fit and back from suspension he could not displace Wilnis from the defence for Monday's 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.
The Dutch defender said: “I wasn't hugely surprised and certainly I was always was hoping to play. The defence has done well in those three games conceding just one, and that was a cracking free kick, and the team scoring 10.
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“Dan has done really well all season so he is a bit unlucky but no doubt his time will come again.”
At 36 Wilnis is enjoying an Indian summer in his career and continues to confound his critics as he thrives on competition.
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Wilnis said: “I still want to play every game and hopefully on Saturday against Derby and definitely against Norwich the week after but we will see. I'm, still fit enough and hungry enough to play.
“The main thing for me is to play well every game and hope the manager can't drop me and then we will see about a contract. That is up to the football club.”
Wilnis' form has brought suitors from other clubs but the player is staying tight-lipped about offers he has had as he is out of contract in the summer.
He said: “I'm not going to talk about that just yet all I'm going to do is focus on playing for Ipswich ands well will see what happens.
The Blues' three-game winning ended abruptly at Hillsborough despite playing well for long periods.
Wilnis said: “We gave away two poor goals in the second after playing so well in the first half when we were the better team. Overall we shouldn't have lost.”