Magilton: I understand fans' frustration

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton can understand the frustrations being felt by Blues supporters.After just one win in their first four Coca-Cola Championship matches Town have not enjoyed the start to the 2008/09 season that they craved.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton can understand the frustrations being felt by Blues supporters.

After just one win in their first four Coca-Cola Championship matches Town have not enjoyed the start to the 2008/09 season that they craved.

However, Magilton today stressed that it will take time to see the best from his newly-formed squad.


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“I not a patient man so I understand the frustrations of the fans,” said Magilton.

“It will take time to achieve what we want and we need to be patient.

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“ Players need time to settle into a new environment, a new style of play and with new team-mates around them. Nothing happens overnight in football.”

Magilton feels that the team he is building will take the club to promotion to the Premier League.

He went on: “Players that have been here for a while have taken us a long way in a very short space of time.

“But to take that next step up, we felt that we needed extra quality in.

“And we have done that in bringing in the players we have.

“We are building a new team if you like, something that the owner has made possible.

“A team that I believe can take us on to the next level and where we want to be.

“Patience is not something you get in football it seems these days, but it is something we need right now.

“Expectation levels are there and we have to deal with that.”

Magilton has a senior squad of 27 players and has a huge choice from which to select his most suitable 11 each week.

And he confirmed that his sides will depend on the opposition and other factors, and everyone will be considered.

“With players coming in, we are in a position where we are moving some out,” said Magilton, who was back at work with his players yesterday (MON) after a few days away.

“Some will go on loan and some on permanent deals, but we will have a squad where players will get games.

“It will be a horses-for-courses policy.”

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