Peters planning to finish on high note

CANADIAN international Jaime Peters is planning to end a frustrating season in celebratory mood.Tomorrow's Championship match at Plymouth might be a nothing game as far as both clubs are concerned, but for Peters it could kick-start his career.

By Elvin King

CANADIAN international Jaime Peters is planning to end a frustrating season in celebratory mood.

Tomorrow's Championship match at Plymouth might be a nothing game as far as both clubs are concerned, but for Peters it could kick-start his career.

He will be 19 on Thursday, and has a chance to give himself a pre-birthday boost at Home Park (kick-off 1.30pm).

Ipswich Town manager Joe Royle says that he has not lost his faith in a youngster who arrived at Portman Road 12 months ago with great expectancy but has only made three starts.

“I still believe in Jaime, and he did well when he came on for the second half against Derby last Saturday,” said Royle. “He is set to start tomorrow.”

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And Peters is in the mood to repay the renewed confidence that the manager has in him.

“I want to push on now,” said Peters. “I have learned a great deal this season, but have not been able to make as much progress as I would have liked.

“Next season will be a big one for me - and I plan to make the most of it.

“Whatever I do tomorrow could have a big bearing on my future and I aim to make the most of it.”

Peters, who came on for Alan Lee at Watford on Easter Monday to recall memories of the signing duo in the Seventies Peters and Lee, will be playing for Canada in a tournament next month.

But then he will have a rest, which Royle says will benefit the lad.

“I have had a word with Canadian manager Frank Yallop and he has agreed to leave Jaime alone for the rest of May and all of June,” said Royle.

“Jaime has not had a close season since he made a name for himself, and he will be back at the club on June 26 to run his legs off with the rest of the squad.

“A proper preparation for next season should ensure that we will get the best out of him in 2006/07.”

Chris Casement and Ian Westlake are also set to start, while James Krause and Liam Trotter will be on the bench.

Krause and Trotter were members of the FA Youth Cup-winning side a year ago and neither has been in the first-team squad before.

“James has made rapid progress since getting fully fit,” said Royle. “And Liam has all the ingredients to make a first-class midfielder. He appears to have three lungs and can run all day.”

Royle is hoping that striker Sam Parkin will be fit enough to be a substitute after being out since November with a broken ankle.

Jim Magilton will make his final Town appearance if Owen Garvan is unfit, but the latter is expected to play.

Plymouth squad: Larrieu, Connolly, Doumbe, Aljofree, Hodges, Norris, Wotton, Nalis, Capaldi, Pericard, Evans, Reid, Clarke, Buzsaky, Pulis, McCormack, Summerfield.

Ipswich squad: Supple, Price, Casement, Naylor, De Vos, McEveley, Barron, Currie, Westlake, Garvan, Magilton, Skard, Peters, Bowditch, Forster, Parkin, Krause, Trotter.

Referee: Brian Curson (Leicestershire).

SPANIARDS Jose Manuel Corrasco, 18, and Daniel Orazco, 19, have left Ipswich Town after a week's trial.