Sito: Mum can wait until after Wembley

SITO Castro today sent a message to his mum in Spain: “Don't expect me home until June.”The 27-year-old full back's season has mirrored the up and down nature of Ipswich Town.

Elvin King

SITO Castro today sent a message to his mum in Spain: “Don't expect me home until June.”

The 27-year-old full back's season has mirrored the up and down nature of Ipswich Town.

He is up again today after returning to the side for Saturday's 2-0 home Coca-Cola Championship win over Charlton following a nine-game absence caused by suspension and injury.


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The chirpy defender feels the weekend three points have kick-started Town's season again.

“I have told my mum that I have 11 more games in which to play and don't expect me home until June,” said Sito. “We can make the play-off final - and that will take us up to June.

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“I am happy to be back in the side, but would not have been if we had lost. It was a big win for us, but it will mean nothing if we don't beat Scunthorpe on Saturday.”

Sito came in for the injured Richard Naylor with Alex Bruce moving back to central defence - and did enough to hold his place.

“I had a feeling I might be playing so I changed bedrooms on Friday so that my 13-month-old daughter Lola would not wake me up to play at 7am.

“As soon as I got to the ground I raced to the dressing room, and peeked my head around the corner to see my name on the team sheet.

“My fellow Spaniard Pablo Counago said to me before the start that we could do this one. And there was a special feel in the squad before the game.

“Perhaps it was the arrival of Shefki Kuqi, as his reception was amazing.

“I now want to fight to keep my place.”

Sito's contract is up in June, and he confirmed: “I love this club, and I want to stay and play and feel important.

“Right back is my favourite position but I played left back 150 times in Spain and will play in goal if necessary.”

Sito did not train fully until Friday after going over on an ankle in a reserve fixture, and he praised the part played by Town fans on Saturday.

“It is like playing with 12 men at home,” he said. “And when they sing my name I feel so very proud. I am really, really happy.”

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