Danny: My debt to Town

DANNY Haynes plans to hurt the one he loves when his Bristol City side take on Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture at Ashton Gate tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Elvin King

DANNY Haynes plans to hurt the one he loves when his Bristol City side take on Ipswich Town in a Championship fixture at Ashton Gate tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

The flying 21-year-old 'Canary Crusher' left the Blues in the summer to join the Robins, but he has nothing but praise for everyone at Portman Road.

Haynes, who had a pleasing habit of scoring for Town in East Anglian derbies against Norwich City, said today: “In my five years at Ipswich they taught me the game.


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“I have nothing but good memories having came through the youth team and been given my chance.

“The reason I moved was to play first team football, and I like to think I made a lot of good friends at Ipswich.

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“I am looking forward to seeing my old team mates, but the main objective will be three points for Bristol City.”

Haynes came on as a substitute in Roy Keane's first two games as Ipswich manager at the end of last season, and he has no gripe with the Blues manager.

“He has a reputation for ruffling a few feathers and upsetting people, but I had no problem with him,” added Haynes, who was a member of the Ipswich 2005 FA Youth Cup-winning squad having been released by Charlton the previous season.

“From the little I saw of him he was okay, and I don't see tomorrow's game as one where I have a point to prove.

“I see it more as getting back to winning ways after losing at home to Sheffield United last Saturday when along with Nick Maynard I missed a few chances.”

Haynes has been given a free role by manager Gary Johnson and has been playing through the middle with a licence to run at defenders.

He has scored three goals and become a firm favourite with Robins' supporters although his place could be in jeopardy tomorrow with Costa Rica international Alvaro Saborio coming on as substitute and netting a late goal in a 3-2 defeat.

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