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Ipswich Town fans backing Frank Nouble for first start

18:22 27 February 2013

Frank Nouble

Frank Nouble

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Ipswich v Leicester: Could Big Frank be the answer to the Blues’ goalscoring woes?

One goal in six hours of Championship football has thrust Frank Nouble into the limelight, following his hat-trick for Town’s reserves in the 4-3 victory over their Colchester United counterparts, in midweek.

A big majority of Blues supporters think it’s time the youngster was handed a maiden start, at home to Leicester City this weekend, with 74% of more than 700 fans voting in the ipswichstar.co.uk poll, believing the Londoner is the man to tame the Foxes.

Mick McCarthy described the 21-year-old as a work in progress but having watched the striker’s display against the U’s, the Blues boss cannot have failed to be impressed.

Town aren’t exactly shipping goals either, at the moment though, and the likes of David McGoldrick have been asked to play more withdrawn roles recently, sacrificing personal performances to grind out points, like the one earned at Huddersfield last weekend.

Nouble has displayed a willingness to put defenders under pressure in his brief cameos for the first team but has yet to be tested over a prolonged period, and Championship rearguards will offer far more of an examination than the one he faced on Monday.

However, he has certainly started tongues wagging among fans, who are desperate to see Town score the goals that would go a long way towards securing their Championship survival.

And Nouble is certainly living up to the comments he made when he moved to Ipswich last month.

“Whether it be in training, coming on for five minutes, or starting – I’m desperate to take my chances when they come along,” he said.

3 comments

  • He can't be any worse than the rest so with this in mind he must be given a start!

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    FRANK WESTON

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • I do not remember the Board appointing 700 managers along with Mick McCarthy, please EADT let him be the judge !

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    andy orchard

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • I am not sure he is the answer but we should be desperate enough to try at the moment and on that premise alone, put him in!

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    FRANK WESTON

    Thursday, February 28, 2013

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