Good chance of good result says Jim

JIM Magilton, the Ipswich Town manager, feels the team is perfectly tuned to gain a good result at Plymouth in the Championship tomorrow.And he will be looking for striker Billy Clarke to get among the goals.

By Elvin King

JIM Magilton, the Ipswich Town manager, feels the team is perfectly tuned to gain a good result at Plymouth in the Championship tomorrow.

And he will be looking for striker Billy Clarke to get among the goals.

“Billy had chances in the 5-0 win over Luton, and it turned into Alan Lee's big day,” said Magilton.

“Hopefully it will be Billy's day at Plymouth.

“We can take heart from yesterday's display and it was just as important to me to keep a clean sheet than to score five times.

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“We rode our luck a bit, and I could not see a lot wrong when they put the ball in the net shortly after the interval.

“We got away with that lucky break, but otherwise we were very accomplished.”

Skipper Jason De Vos came off with a dead leg and if he misses tomorrow's encounter, Richard Naylor, who took over as captain when he came on, will stay at the heart of the defence.

Magilton added: “I will assess the rest of the team during some light training on Monday and we will then train on Tuesday before flying down to the south-west.

“The Luton win was another stepping stone, and we hope to continue our move up the table at Plymouth.”

Luton manager Mike Newell had no complaints: “If Russell Vine's effort was ruled out because he was off side five seconds earlier then I don't know the rules.

“But we did not deserve any reward and it could so easily have been all over at the interval.

“We were not at the races and our back four could not cope.”

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