Roger hails Town skipper

Ipswich Town legend Roger Osborne today hailed current Blues skipper Jim Magilton as one of the finest players in the Championship.Osborne, who scored the goal which took Town to glory in the 1978 FA Cup final against Arsenal, believes the experienced midfielder could lead Town to promotion.

Ipswich Town legend Roger Osborne today hailed current Blues skipper Jim Magilton as one of the finest players in the Championship.

Osborne, who scored the goal which took Town to glory in the 1978 FA Cup final against Arsenal, believes the experienced midfielder could lead Town to promotion.

“Jim Magilton has a huge influence on the team,” said Osborne. “He is their playmaker and, if I played now, I would be told to mark him.

“With his experience, and by having young players around him, he makes Ipswich tick.

“A fresh Jim Magilton is one of the most influential players in the Championship. I think he is really critical to the success of Ipswich.”

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