Jim: I'll be a better boss for this
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today reflected on the losing run his club has suffered and said: “I will come out of this a better manager.”Magilton takes his side to Southampton tomorrow for a Championship game and looking to end a sequence of five consecutive defeats.
By Elvin King
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton today reflected on the losing run his club has suffered and said: “I will come out of this a better manager.”
Magilton takes his side to Southampton tomorrow for a Championship game and looking to end a sequence of five consecutive defeats.
But he continued: “I am not looking at the relegation situation as I am convinced that we have the quality to move up the table in the final weeks of the season.
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“When everything is going well this job can become a bit of a breeze although it is always hard work.
“But it is at times like this when you can judge yourself and judge others around you.
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“And what I am experiencing at the moment and over the last few weeks will put me in good stead and I will come out of this run a better manager.”
Magilton is toying with the idea of playing two up front to try to get back on the goal trail after failing to score on their previous six away games.
He said: “There were signs that Jonathan Walters and Alan Lee can make a successful front partnership and this will be on my mind regarding selection.
“But having played one up front in our recent away games we have had control of possession for much of the games and all that has been missing has been a goal or two.”
Richard Naylor and Fabian Wilnis will have tests after training today and if successful will be included in the squad.
Billy Clarke was a little sore after the reserve game at Norwich on Wednesday and he is also a doubt. Gavin Williams is progressing well with his pelvic problem and may be available for selection for next Saturday's game.
Ipswich: Price, Supple, Wright, De Vos, Bruce, Harding, Peters, Legwinski, Richards, Garvan, Roberts, Walters, Lee, Wilnis, Naylor, O'Callaghan, Casement, Trotter, Clarke, Haynes, Currie.
Southampton: Davis, Baird, Pele, Lundekvam, Bale, Surman, Wright, Viafara, Skacel, Jones, Rasiak, Saganowski, Bialkowski, Belmadi, Wright-Phillips, Licka.