Danny vows to end Town's drought

DANNY Haynes today vowed to recapture that 'Norwich feeling' and help Ipswich Town out of their current goal drought.Just one goal in their last four games has put Town's progress in the FA Cup in danger.

By Elvin King

DANNY Haynes today vowed to recapture that 'Norwich feeling' and help Ipswich Town out of their current goal drought.

Just one goal in their last four games has put Town's progress in the FA Cup in danger.

Manager Jim Magilton was believed to be scouting on the continent yesterday in his attempt to bring in a proven marksman.

Town take on League Two Chester City at Portman Road tomorrow in their FA Cup third round replay on the back of another shot-shy display in the 1-0 Championship defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.

No newcomer is likely to be signed in time for Chester's visit so 19-year-old Haynes has put his name in the ring to partner ten-goal Alan Lee up front.

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He went closest to scoring at the Stadium of Light having an effort cleared off the line after coming on as a 61st minute substitute.

Haynes sent Town fans into ecstasy with two late goals to win the Norwich derby at Portman Road earlier this season. “How can I forget how magical it all felt that day,” said Haynes. “And I want some more.

“I want to prove to the manager that I am worth starting with.

“We improved in the second half on Saturday and if we carry on like that tomorrow I am sure we can reach the fourth round - and a home tie with League One Swansea.

“I am pushing as hard as I can for a regular place and working as hard as I can in training. Hopefully the hard work will pay off again tomorrow.”

Magilton started with just Lee up front on Saturday, leaving Haynes and another 19-year-old - Billy Clarke - on the bench.

“We created chances at Sunderland,” added Haynes. “And things are coming together well in other departments.

“The rest will come and I want to be part of that. With the potential of three consecutive home matches we have a chance to put

our goal drought behind us.”

Town, who play neighbours Colchester on Saturday, had David Wright making a promising debut on Saturday, but Owen Garvan picked up a knock and had to be withdrawn.

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