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DJ Campbell is always a threat while Michael Chopra can be Championship’s best

11:56 16 November 2012

Michael Chopra

Michael Chopra


BRADLEY Orr might have been brought in to help bring experience and leadership to the Blues’ back-line.

But it hasn’t stopped him salivating at the prospect of his new club’s attacking options as Town look to continue Mick McCarthy’s encouraging start in charge at Leicester City tomorrow.

DJ Campbell is the man of the moment after scoring four times in his first seven matches during his own loan spell.

This has pushed last season’s top scorer Michael Chopra to the sidelines – the Blues number 10 is still waiting for his first competitive minutes under McCarthy.

But as both goal-getters vie for a place alongside the physical Daryl Murphy, Orr believes it just highlights Town’s strength-in-depth.

The 30-year-old right-back, who has played with both frontmen in the past, said: “You can’t not like DJ. We were together at QPR and he’s a top lad and great around the place. As Ipswich fans have seen in the last couple of weeks, he will always be a threat.

“I also came through the ranks at Newcastle with Chops. If you get his head right, I don’t think there is anyone better at this level.

“His goalscoring record will show you that and he has gone for big-money moves in the past. Hopefully he can play a big part between now and the end of the season.

“It is brilliant to have them both and you can go beyond that with big Murph (Daryl Murphy), Scottie (Jason Scotland) and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. There is real good competition for places.”

Orr has declared himself match-fit for tomorrow’s match – his last game was just three weeks ago for Blackburn – and he is itching to make an immediate impact for his new club.

He added: “You have a look at the squad and it is fantastic on paper. I can’t talk about the time before (under Paul Jewell), but you now have a manager who has been very successful at this level, the level above and also on the international stage.

“The atmosphere around the place is very good and the enthusiasm from the lads in training is there in abundance.

“For me, it is exciting. Besides playing for a really good club like Ipswich, it is a chance to be part of a hopeful rise up the table.”


Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says his team have ‘got to win’ against rock-bottom Championship side Rotherham United at Portman Road tomorrow.

Ipswich Town fans had the chance to question the club’s manager and managing director at the supporters club AGM last night.

The Ipswich Town Supporters’ Club AGM takes place in the Legends Bar at Portman Road this evening.

Promising Ipswich Town striker Monty Patterson has joined National League side Braintree Town on a month-long youth loan.

Four of Ipswich Town’s next six fixtures are at home. STUART WATSON takes a look at the run in detail.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes Newcastle United are destined for the Championship title after his team were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

The extra quality of Championship table-toppers Newcastle United showed as Ipswich Town were comfortably beaten 3-0 at St James’ Park this afternoon.

Ipswich will be looking to notch up another win after defeating Burton, while Newcastle will be aiming to stay top of the table, but both sets of fans will be remembering the former manager their clubs shared – Sir Bobby Robson.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says it would be tantamount to tactical suicide to go all-out attack at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United this afternoon.

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