Lee: 'Every game will be critical'

ALAN Lee looked ahead to the rest of the 2007/08 season - and said: “Every game will be critical.”Ten-goal Lee has now virtually recovered from Achilles problems in both heels that led to him being named as substitute for a number of matches in January.

Elvin King

ALAN Lee looked ahead to the rest of the 2007/08 season - and said: “Every game will be critical.”

Ten-goal Lee has now virtually recovered from Achilles problems in both heels that led to him being named as substitute for a number of matches in January.

And having re-confirmed that he has no interest in leaving Ipswich Town and knew nothing of any transfer window interest from Burnley, the 29-year-old is relishing the next few months.


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He said: “We have won two games away, which is very important to us.

“And the nature of our 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Tuesday was very pleasing and confidence-inducing.

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“We have big ambitions at this club, and every game will be critical.

“Regardless of whether we are at home or away, against top or bottom teams or playing Saturday or midweek - we must seek out three points.

“With the additions to the squad we know that we are equipped to beat any team in the division on our day.

“The number of fixtures in December took their toll on my Achilles, but they have settled down and I have been training normally for the last two weeks.”

Andrew Scott, the winner of the Ipswich Town fan of the year award at the E-ON sponsored award dinner last season, will be looking for a good Blues display today.

Along with wife Karen and members of their family they will be taking up the offer from Ipswich Town to use one of the club's hospitality boxes for the game against Blackpool.

Andrew and Karen live in Solihull, and Karen said: “Andrew had the time of his life at the awards dinner and loved meeting the players and staff.

“We chose today's game and the whole family has travelled from the midlands to Ipswich.”

Today's squads

Ipswich Town: Bywater, Colgan, Bruce, Naylor, De Vos, Harding, Norris, Miller, Sumulikoski, Haynes, Lee, Walters, Wright, Garvan, Counago, Trotter, Quinn, Sito.

Blackpool: Rachubka, Barker, Evatt, Jackson, Craney, Taylor-Fletcher, Jorgensen, Southern, Hoolahan, Dickov, Burgess, Coid, Morrell, Green, McPhee, Gerrard.

Referee: Mr F Graham (Essex).

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