Liam: I'll be best in Premier League

LIAM Rosenior is pulling no punches going into tomorrow's Championship game at Plymouth (kick-off 3pm).

Elvin King

LIAM Rosenior is pulling no punches going into tomorrow's Championship game at Plymouth (kick-off 3pm).

“If we gain promotion I will be the best right back in the Premier League,” said the 25-year-old right back who scored in Ipswich Town's previous away match at Barnsley.

It is just the bullish attitude the Blues need right now as they look to secure their first league victory of the season having drawn seven and lost six of their opening 13 matches.

To lift themselves off the foot of the table following just two points from two home games within the last week Town could do with some of Rosenior's confidence spreading throughout the team.

There is no doubt they are playing better than at any time since the first ball was kicked in earnest in early August, but the wins still refuse to come with Nathan Ellington's last-second equaliser for Watford on Tuesday another in a long line of late body blows.

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“I think I'm the best right back in the Championship,” added Rosenior, who is on a season-long loan from Reading.

“It is not that I am being big headed, it is that you have to have a certain amount of arrogance to be a success in a sporting arena.

“It is no good thinking you are second best because you will end up being second best.”

Like the rest of his team mates Rosenior, who had a big hand in Town's goal against the Hornets and was accepted by many to be Town's man of the match, is convinced that a first win is just around the corner.

“We have got to show more concentration and to be strong football-wise,” said Rosenior, who has played in the top flight for Fulham and Reading.

“To blame refereeing decisions and to curse bad luck is dangerous; if you have the right mental mindset you can see out games.

“And there is more to come from me. Ipswich fans have not seen the best of me yet.”

King pin defender Gareth McAuley sees Town gaining from Tuesday's display against Watford despite the visitors' late leveller.

“That was tough to take, but we are growing in confidence,” said the Northern Ireland international.

“Plymouth will put us under pressure tomorrow in a game that even at this stage of the season we have to tackle like a cup final.

“The outcome is that important and we are looking for the right result as we are much more solid as a team with more cohesion than we were earlier in the season.”

Carlos Edwards is hoping to celebrate his 31st birthday with his opening win as an Ipswich Town player having joined from Sunderland just before the transfer window closed at the end of August.

He is looking for extra composure at both ends of the field to gain victory at Home Park.

“We're creating chances at one end, but not capitalising on them,” he said.

“And at the other end we have conceded so many last-minute goals.

“You can't keep saying to yourself that you could have, and you should have. You just have to.”

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