Naylor: Now we're on the right lines

RICHARD Naylor, who expects to revert back to central defence for tomorrow's match at Crewe, stressed the importance of victory over Burnley.“It was just as important as beating Norwich,” said the long-serving Naylor, who is to have a testimonial game at Portman Road on September 2.

By Elvin King

RICHARD Naylor, who expects to revert back to central defence for tomorrow's match at Crewe, stressed the importance of victory over Burnley.

“It was just as important as beating Norwich,” said the long-serving Naylor, who is to have a testimonial game at Portman Road on September 2.

Naylor, 28, moved up front for the second period against Burnley as Town came back from a goal down.

“All things are possible with the way we are playing right now,” added Naylor. “Beating Norwich gave everybody a big lift, but three points against Burnley keeps us going in the direction we want.

“We know it will be tough at Crewe tomorrow, but with so many players in form, and the confidence that comes from hitting back from a goal down to win our last two matches we will be looking for another win.

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“We were playing well in the first period on Saturday, but had not opened them up. I was a bit surprised when the manager told me to move up, but it worked out well.

“We were conscious of the dangers of a hangover after Norwich, and Burnley made it difficult on a pitch that was not easy to roll the ball on.”

Matt Richards recalled his match-winning penalty.

He said: “I put my head down and just struck the ball. I'd decided which side to put it and although the 'keeper went the right way he didn't really stand a chance.

“That's three out of three and I'm delighted with that. The gaffer said that it would be a difficult game and it certainly was.

“The tactical change at half-time was necessary to get Richard up front with Alan Lee. It was hard on Ian Westlake because he was playing well.”

Sito Castro came on for the final 45 minutes. He said: “It was a good day for me all round. I want to play but understand that Scott Barron and Fabian Wilnis are doing well.

“I can understand the reasons why I have been on the bench, and the team is improving.

“I am pleased to have played a part.”

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