Jim making magical recovery

JIM Magilton's "Lazarus-like" recovery looks like keeping his 100 per cent attendance record intact at the City Ground tonight.The Ipswich skipper had been all but ruled out by manager Joe Royle for this evening's rearranged away clash with Nottingham Forest (kick-off 7.

JIM Magilton's "Lazarus-like" recovery looks like keeping his 100 per cent attendance record intact at the City Ground tonight.

The Ipswich skipper had been all but ruled out by manager Joe Royle for this evening's rearranged away clash with Nottingham Forest (kick-off 7.45pm).

But he astonished Royle by announcing he had overcome the foot injury that had seen him hobble off just 28 minutes into the 3-2 weekend win at Cardiff.

The Town boss even apologised to The Evening Star, explaining: "I can assure you I didn't intentionally mislead you – Jim's recovery really is Lazarus-like!

"He had a less than ten per cent chance of making it and I even had doubts for Saturday, but he is now in with a big chance."

See tonight's Evening Star for full story

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