I'm all right here - Jack

JACK Colback today confirmed that he's all right where he is.

Elvin King

JACK Colback today confirmed that he's all right where he is.

The 20-year midfielder scored a classic goal in Saturday's 3-1 Championship win over Blackpool that lifted Ipswich Town out of the bottom three.

He was one of the stars of the show as Roy Keane's men stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games - a record beaten by only Nottingham Forest (13) in the division.

Colback is due to return to Premier League Sunderland next month after the ending of his half-

season loan period.

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Black Cats manager Steve Bruce will no doubt have been impressed witnessing Colback's cool finish on TV, but the player would love to stay the season at Portman Road.

“If my loan can be extended I would love to stay longer,” said Colback.

“It has been a fantastic experience and I'm a better player now than when I arrived.

“I'm so glad I came and it's been a lot better for me that being in the reserves at Sunderland.

“I've not spoken to the manager yet and I don't know his plans, but to be here for the rewards I'm sure the second half of the season will bring would be nice.

“I can see the wheels turning now and although reaching the play-offs is a big ask the manager believes it can be done, and so do the players.”

Recalling his second Town goal - his first was in the 3-3 draw at Doncaster - Colback said: “I was surprised because no one was near me.

“I tried to stay composed and in a one-on-one you are expected to score.

“I looked the keeper in the eye and kept relaxed. It was a good time to score with Blackpool exerting a little pressure.

“They passed the ball well, but we won the battle and out-run them to deserve our rewards.”

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