Richard: You've got the Wright stuff

RICHARD Wright watched his favourite sporting team in action and forecast a successful season for Ipswich Witches.After watching the Witches maintain their 100 per cent record, the former Ipswich goalkeeper said: “This team looks very good and has the right attitude to make a big challenge for honours.

By Elvin King

RICHARD Wright watched his favourite sporting team in action and forecast a successful season for Ipswich Witches.

After watching the Witches maintain their 100 per cent record, the former Ipswich goalkeeper said: “This team looks very good and has the right attitude to make a big challenge for honours.

“Speedway is my second favourite sport and I like to see the Witches ride whenever I can. I live between Manchester and Liverpool now that I am playing for Everton and last year I also watched the team when they rode in Manchester.”

Kim Jansson was one of the Ipswich heroes being paid for 11 vitally important points from the reserve berth.

The young Swede said: “The good thing about this team is that when it really matters we can come up with the goods.

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“There are times in every match when if you are going to win you need to pull out that little bit extra, and I feel we are able to do that.

“We did it tonight to pull away in the latter stages and I have to thank Chris Louis for helping me round in heat 14 when we scored a 5-1 that put us into the lead for the first time in the match.”

Belle Vue promoter John Perrin confirmed that he was happy to accept a late programme change by Ipswich that meant that they were strengthened by the addition of Danny Bird who was felt originally to be unavailable.

Perrin said: “That does not bother me and I had no trouble in agreeing to Ipswich's request to change. What does bother me was the way we chucked away around 12 points in a meeting that we should have won.

“But it is early days and we have time to show our fans what we are really capable of.”

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