Magilton pledges to wheel and deal

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton is staying upbeat and looking to the arrival today of West Ham midfielder Mark Noble to give his ailing team a boost.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton is staying upbeat and looking to the arrival today of West Ham midfielder Mark Noble to give his ailing team a boost.

Magilton said: “I am certainly not losing belief in my ability and know we are capable of getting decent results in this league.

“I knew that we would have our ups and downs but I and my coaching staff know where we want to go and how we are going to get there.


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“Any player that doesn't want to come with me won't be at Ipswich Town long.

“In my worst nightmare I never thought we would lose our first three games.

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“We will solve the problem by getting the right players in, so I'll have to wheel and deal.

“But that can only happen if we can attract players to a club that is losing games and this is where I have got to work my magic.

“We've brought in Dan Harding and Alex Bruce and while they were not at their best against Leicester, they have added some quality to the squad and Mark Noble will do the same.”

Magilton explained his second half confrontation with Leicester coach Mike Stowell: “The ball had gone out of play and I just wanted to get it back to our lads.

“I think it was a case of Mike wanting to show a bit of passion.”

Leicester manager Rob Kelly had sympathy for his opposite number: “I know how Jim feels because I felt like that when we lost on Tuesday.

“But he will be fine - he has got good knowledge and good people around him.

“You've got to maintain a sense of perspective because we have still got 43 games to go.

“I wasn't going to chuck myself off a bridge after we lost our first two games and, just because we've won, I am not going to treat myself to a holiday.”

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