We must put right cup wrongs - Magilton

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has declared it is time to 'right the wrongs' of their feeble efforts in the League Cup of late.Ipswich Town have been drawn at home against league two side Leyton Orient in the first round of this year's Carling Cup and even though it is a potential banana skin Magilton believes it represents a good opportunity to get on a decent cup run.

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has declared it is time to 'right the wrongs' of their feeble efforts in the League Cup of late.

Ipswich Town have been drawn at home against league two side Leyton Orient in the first round of this year's Carling Cup and even though it is a potential banana skin Magilton believes it represents a good opportunity to get on a decent cup run.

Magilton said: “It is time we started to right the wrongs of the past.


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“For some reason teams from the lower divisions seem to have a better appetite for the competition than we do.

“Even as a player I found that although there is no reason why it should be.

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“That is something we have to address and we will do that.

“It is about time we had a good run in the competition and being at home for this tie gives us a good chance of doing that.”

In recent years Town have gone out of the competition in the early rounds to MK Dons, Peterborough, Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil, so Magilton is giving due respect to the O's.

He said: “Leyton Orient are a good side and Martin Ling has got the players to do well.

“The game comes in the early part of the season and they will fancy their chances.”

Colchester United go to Gillingham and Norwich City will be at MK Dons, who knocked the Blues out of the competition last season.

The games will be played the week commencing August 11, with Town likely to play their tie on the Tuesday.

Town have met Orient once before in the league Cup, back November 1989 when they triumphed 2-0. Micky Stockwell and Jason Dozzell got the goals in what was the last time to two sides met in a competitive match.

The Blues have an excellent record against the League Two side having only ever lost once at home in all competitions, and that was in March 1953.

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