Jamma's Cup of tea!

JERMAINE Wright began his third century of games for Ipswich Town with the same hunger he had when he made his Town debut back in 1999."I never dreamt for one moment that I would have the success I have enjoyed," said Wright before today's FA Cup fourth round tie against Sunderland at Portman Road.

By Elvin King

JERMAINE Wright began his third century of games for Ipswich Town with the same hunger he had when he made his Town debut back in 1999.

"I never dreamt for one moment that I would have the success I have enjoyed," said Wright before today's FA Cup fourth round tie against Sunderland at Portman Road.

Last Saturday the 28-year-old midfield player clocked up his 200th Blues game – and what a memorable occasion it was with Ipswich beating Wright's former club Crewe 6-4 in a First Division thriller.

"Playing at Wembley Stadium in the Division One play-off final is the highlight, plus playing in the UEFA Cup and being almost an ever-present in a side that finished fifth in the Premiership.

"I've had some really wonderful memories – but I want there to be more. I want to get back into the top flight.

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"Sven Goran Eriksson's assistant, Tord Grip, watched me play in a pre-season friendly before the 2001/02 campaign, and there was talk of me pulling on an England shirt.

"That seems a long while ago now, but who knows what might happen if Ipswich get back into the Premiership?"

READ ELVIN KING'S FULL INTERVIEW WITH JERMAINE WRIGHT IN YOUR SATURDAY EVENING STAR

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