Pollitt knows Town are in safe hands

NEW Ipswich Town goalkeeper Mike Pollitt has confirmed that Shane Supple and Lewis Price are the future between the posts for the Blues.The 34-year-old, on loan from Wigan and expected to keep his place against Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday, said: “I have seen enough to know that Ipswich have two young keepers with huge potential.

By Elvin King

NEW Ipswich Town goalkeeper Mike Pollitt has confirmed that Shane Supple and Lewis Price are the future between the posts for the Blues.

The 34-year-old, on loan from Wigan and expected to keep his place against Barnsley at Oakwell on Saturday, said: “I have seen enough to know that Ipswich have two young keepers with huge potential.

“I am here initially for a month, and we will then see how it goes.

“It was nice to have a quiet debut against Norwich and there is so much potential in the side.”

Pollitt drove to the north west after the Canaries game on Sunday, and returns to Portman Road today.

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Meanwhile, Richard Naylor has vowed to win his place back in the Ipswich team.

The experienced campaigner, who was an unused substitute against Norwich, said: “Of course I want to get back in, and I will.

“I thought I did okay before being left out against Sheffield Wednesday, and shall continue to keep working hard.”

Meanwhile despite the 3-1 beating his side took in the weekend Norwich City midfielder Dickson Etuhu still believe the Canaries are a better team than Ipswich.

He said: “Ipswich are not the best team we have played.

“We just didn't come out and they did. They won their battles. It felt like they had so much time on the ball and we just couldn't get near them.”

“I am not being disrespectful to them, but Ipswich are not exactly a great team. We just didn't turn up.

“We seem to beat the big teams away. We just can't beat the average ones.”

And both Etuhu and defender Gary Doherty had a dig at the Portman Road playing surface.

Etuhu said: “The pitch had a lot to do with it for my part of the game. I just couldn't get the ball going, and Darren Huckerby couldn't run with it.

“It kind of killed our attacking flow. But that is not an excuse. At the end of the day they still bullied us and won the game.”

Doherty said: “I don't want to blame the pitch - but it was awful. It is hard to get your passing game going, especially on a pitch where you are not really that confident to get the ball down and pass it anyway.

“But we can't make excuses. It wasn't good enough.”

Luke Chadwick spent two nights in Ipswich Hospital after a clean-up operation on a deep gash to his knee.

The ex-Manchester United winger, signed on loan from Stoke with a view to a permanent £220,000 move in January, also hurt his shoulder.

Norwich are now resigned to being without Chadwick for several weeks.

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