Jason playing through the pain barrier

JASON De Vos today revealed that he is playing through the pain barrier to lift Ipswich Town up the Championship table.The 33-year-old central defender confirmed that he is anxious to extend his run of consecutive appearances to ten games against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this afternoon.

By Elvin King

JASON De Vos today revealed that he is playing through the pain barrier to lift Ipswich Town up the Championship table.

The 33-year-old central defender confirmed that he is anxious to extend his run of consecutive appearances to ten games against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough this afternoon.

“I want to play,” said the Blues skipper. “But the decision might be out of my hands.

“When we have picked up a few more points then I would perhaps appreciate a rest so that I can have the foot seen to so that I will be ready for pre-season.

“The bone I broke in January is fine, but the foot has a history of problems and there is a certain amount of discomfort, which I am prepared to play through.

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“But others may think differently and I might be overruled.”

Ian Miller is the likely replacement if De Vos is ruled out with the team travelling to Yorkshire yesterday in readiness to go searching for a fourth consecutive victory.

Reflecting on Saturday's highly impressive 5-1 thrashing of Barnsley, De Vos said: “It was good, but we can play better.

“We were patchy although we showed character to collect three more goals after they hit back with a superb free-kick to make it 2-1.

“The next goal was going to be crucial, and we pulled out the stops to grab it.

“The manager is building a side to win the league, and potential season tickets holders should consider this.

“But if they did not go home on Saturday excited about what they saw then they would have been better off not watching the game.

“Jonathan Walters was outstanding, Owen Garvan was magnificent and was denied what would have been the goal of the season by the save of the season.

“Just three games ago some people were still talking about the possibility of relegation, now we are looking to finish high in the table with another win against Sheffield Wednesday in our sights today.”

Francis Jeffers and Gavin Williams were due to start at Hillsborough as Magilton rang the changes, with a big game against promotion-chasing Derby at Portman Road on Saturday.

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