Ex-Canary coach full of praise for Fab

STEVE Foley, a former Norwich City coach, returned to Carrow Road yesterday and left full of praise for stand-in Town skipper Fabian Wilnis.Ipswich's technical skills coach since last summer, Foley said: “Fabian was our man of the match.

By Elvin King

STEVE Foley, a former Norwich City coach, returned to Carrow Road yesterday and left full of praise for stand-in Town skipper Fabian Wilnis.

Ipswich's technical skills coach since last summer, Foley said: “Fabian was our man of the match.

“His experience showed and he read the game so well, snuffing out danger.


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“When we started to keep the ball moving we got on top, but we showed them too much respect early on.

“Darren Huckerby is a good player, and you cannot afford to switch off against him.”

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Ipswich manager Jim Magilton revealed that he could not wait for the interval to come.

“I told them a few home truths,” he said. “Norwich were the better side for 20 minutes and deserved to be ahead.

“You have to earn the right to play in a derby and we did not do that in the opening 45 minutes.

“At the start of the second half we forced the issue and scored a deserved equaliser.

“David Wright showed magnificent character. He had a difficult time in the first half, but after the break he got on the ball more and it was nice to see him score his first goal.

“He deserved a bit of luck with the goal as it has been a tough few weeks for him. He wanted to stay involved and we respected his wishes.”

Norwich manager Peter Grant felt his side made the wrong choices.

“We never kept the ball well enough and our selection of passes was poor,” said Grant.

“Our good chances were from set-pieces more than anything else.

“There wasn't that zest about us, even when we were in front.

“We could have been out of sight by half-time. If you don't kill a good team off like Ipswich they will come back at you.

“I probably made the wrong choices and we had too many guys not fit enough, but I thought it was important to have them on the pitch.

“A number had not trained and Dickson Etuhu was alone in midfield for much of the game.”

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