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POLL: Who are Ipswich Town’s best strike duo?

13:39 22 February 2013

David McGoldrick

David McGoldrick

Phill Heywood

FOUR different strike partnerships have been tried since DJ Campbell’s departure from Ipswich Town – and there could still be more to come.

Michael Chopra partnered David McGoldrick up front for the first time in Tuesday night’s 2-0 home defeat to Watford.

The most regular front two of late have been McGoldrick and Aaron Mclean (four starts together), while McGoldrick/Daryl Murphy and Chopra/Murphy has been also been tried on one-off occasions.

Frank Nouble has been proving handful off the bench though, with McCarthy pleased with the January addition’s enthusiasm.

“I would like to have a settled pair,” said the Blues boss. “To be fair Murph and DJ did really well but that was kiboshed because of circumstances.

“I thought Chops and Frank did well coming on as substitutes against Blackpool.”

Asked about who he preferred playing with, McGoldrick said: “They are all good strikers and have their different qualities and attributes. Murphy’s a big strong lad and you can play off his flicks, Macca is all hustle and bustle and puts himself about, Chops is an intelligent player who can sniff out goals and Big Frank’s coming off the bench and causing teams problems.

“I’ve had a few good games with Murphy – I like playing with him because he wins his headers and I can play off that. They’re all good players though and I can play with any of them.”

He added: “At the moment I’m coming off after about 65 minutes of games and a lot of chances tend to come in the last quarter.

“The gaffer wants to make full use of fresh legs though and that’s understandable.

“I’m not tired, but obviously we’ve got three class strikers on the bench. Those strikers would start at a lot of Championship teams, so getting subbed for one of them isn’t a bad thing.”

10 comments

  • Deadly option for me is obvious. All the answers all the time.... Got to be the deadly force of Scott and Steroo......

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    My Comment is this..

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Probably the two we sold to buy the 13 or so average strikers (DJ excluded) we've had since, Wickham & Rhodes!!!!!!!!

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    sistheswan

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Our best strike duo is the one we are still to find.

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    FRANK WESTON

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Why, Milne and Symonds, of course. Five years in training and fully committed. I've got a marquee, which I'll donate to make a pair of pants for the one. O ITFC, wherefore art thou...?

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    Bertie Shrimp

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Personally I think Whymark and Mariner would just have shaded it if they were included in the poll ?

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    whymarkmariner

    Saturday, February 23, 2013

  • Probably would have been Chopra & Scotland - with JET along for the ride as well... but when did gravy train riding, clueless managers ever try and manage with what they have already got.

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    Rob Steroo

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Why, Milne and Symonds, of course. Five years in training and fully committed. I've got a marquee, which I'll donate to make a pair of pants for the one. O ITFC, wherefore art thou...?

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    Bertie Shrimp

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • How about Mariner and Brazil Burls? then you would be talking. Giving fantasy a miss, looking at the goals scored by town one of the lowest in the whole football league, it do not matter what formation as they are ALL useless!!!

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    ged scott

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Scotland and Mariner. (What's that? I'm too late, oh dear. How about Jet and Brazil? What? Too late again, tsk.)

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    JOHN BURLS

    Friday, February 22, 2013

  • this poll is pointless, given that 3 of our current strikers are recent additiuons it is far to early to tell. Who would i pick if i were manager? Murphy and McGoldrik but thats only because i dont rate McLean and Chops needs to sort his head out

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    TrueBlue

    Friday, February 22, 2013

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