Wright promises to bring smiles back

IN-favour again David Wright today had a message for frustrated Ipswich Town fans: “We'll soon put a big smile back on your faces.”

Elvin King

IN-favour again David Wright today had a message for frustrated Ipswich Town fans: “We'll soon put a big smile back on your faces.”

Wright came back into the side after an absence of nearly two months to play at left back as the Blues were held to a home 1-1 Championship draw by Swansea on Saturday.

They face Watford at Portman Road tomorrow with that elusive first victory becoming more crucial each game.

“Yes, the table never lies,” said Wright, whose sterling work off the pitch for the Ipswich Community Trust has seen him appointed an ambassador of the Prince's Trust that is based at the ground.

“And I can fully understand our fans' frustration.

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“But I do ask them to show as much patience as possible.

“I can assure them that we are not far from putting a big smile on their faces.

“We showed great character to hit back after going a goal behind and with the good people we have in the squad we are sticking together to get it right.

“You only have to look at the squad we now have to see that it is good enough to soon click into gear and start flying.

“There are positives we can take from Saturday's match into tomorrow night's game and three points will be our target.

“Watford had a good away win on Saturday and this shows what a competitive and exciting division it is with anyone capable of beating anyone else on any given day.“

Wright gave his explanation why it is taking so long for manager Roy Keane to bring any success to the club he joined last April.

“Look, there have been so many changes here,” said the 29-year-old.

“The club has changed out of all proportion in the last six months with a new manager, staff and players.

“The dressing room is completely different and it takes time to move in the right direction.”

Swansea had more possession than Ipswich, but Wright said this was the way to play them.

“They like to pass the ball around and you have to accept that. You have to accept they will keep the ball.

“But it was a measure of how well we defended that they only had two shots on goal, as we moved them side wards and kept our shape.

“They only hurt us once, and that was from a long ball that Gareth McAuley and Liam Rosenior are convinced was offside with Craig Beattie two yards ahead of our back line.

“This happens when you are bottom of the table.”

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