Naylor promises more to come

IPSWICH Town's longest serving player Richard Naylor vowed today: "There is better to come."Central defender Naylor – named man of the match in Saturday's 1-0 victory over visiting Stoke by manager Joe Royle – is out to help keep another clean sheet in tonight's First Division encounter at Crystal Palace (8pm).

By Mel Henderson

IPSWICH Town's longest serving player Richard Naylor vowed today: "There is better to come."

Central defender Naylor – named man of the match in Saturday's 1-0 victory over visiting Stoke by manager Joe Royle – is out to help keep another clean sheet in tonight's First Division encounter at Crystal Palace (8pm).

And that will bolster Royle's claims for the Division One

manager of the month award.

Seven league wins from their last eight games have seen Town fly up the table from rock bottom to sixth and the Blues will be seeking their fifth October win at Selhurst Park.

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Naylor, 26, who joined the Portman Road staff straight from school, has played in the last seven games as central defensive partner to Georges Santos.

He was surprisingly dropped after scoring in the 4-1 defeat at West Brom on September 13, but came on as a late substitute against Walsall three days later and after 18 minutes against Wimbledon in the next match when Drissa Diallo was injured.

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