Jim: Town's form is not a miracle

IPSWICH Town manager, Jim Magilton, reflected after the draw at Stoke: “It is not a miracle that we are now putting together some good performances.”“It is down to hard work and maintaining high standards every time we go on to the training ground.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager, Jim Magilton, reflected after the draw at Stoke: “It is not a miracle that we are now putting together some good performances.”

“It is down to hard work and maintaining high standards every time we go on to the training ground.

“The players we have brought in have shown a different attitude.

“I want hungry players who are keen to improve and to a man we were outstanding against Stoke.

“From Fabian Wilnis with his 300th appearance to Jon Walters on his debut we showed the right spirit.

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“Fabian was tremendous along with David Wright and the rest in a patched up back four, while Jon worked his socks off.

“They were prepared to put themselves on the line for the sake of the cause.

“Our fans deserve great credit for standing in the cold and giving us excellent support.

“We had a game plan that worked, with the only downside being that we did not make full use of the ball when we were in possession.”

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis said: “Ipswich came with a plan and did particularly well.

“We are going to have to get to used to teams coming to the Britannia Stadium looking for a point rather than seeking three.

“Ipswich kept it tight and made it hard for us, but they went closest with Steve Simonsen making an exceptional save.”

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