Town are on the up, says Haynes

DANNY Haynes was the most influential player on the park in Saturday's 0-0 Championship draw between Bristol City and Ipswich Town at Ashton Gate.

Elvin King

DANNY Haynes was the most influential player on the park in Saturday's 0-0 Championship draw between Bristol City and Ipswich Town at Ashton Gate.

He struck the base of both Arran Lee-Barrett's posts and also cleared a Blues effort off the line at the other end.

The flying forward, who was sold by Town manager Roy Keane to the Robins in the summer, says that he will rather be in Bristol City's position than the bottom three place his former club find themselves.


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“But I don't think Ipswich will be down there for much longer,” he said.

“They played well on the floor and we knew that Ipswich could play.

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“It certainly didn't look as though it was going to end 0-0, but the chances would not go in for either side.

“I'm happy to be at Bristol and be better placed than Ipswich.”

Looking back on his two second half strikes against the woodwork, Haynes continued: “I made good connections and I thought the first shot in particular was going to go in.

“But it was one of those days, and keeps us in a bit of a sticky situation having not won for five games now.”

On his goal line clearance following a Grant Leadbitter shot into a crowded penalty area that took a deflection, Haynes said: “It was strange that I was standing by the keeper's right hand post. I'm not normally asked to be there.

“The ball got stuck between my feet a little, but it certainly didn't cross the line.”

Haynes, who helped Ipswich win the FA Youth Cup in 2005, had praise for ex-Colchester United Dean Gerken in the home goal.

“He was the man of the match and made a few excellent saves. If not we could have lost the game.”

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