Sylvain thanks Town fans after goal

SYLVAIN Legwinski netted his first goal for Ipswich Town at Southend United - and then praised Blues fans for their contribution.The 33-year-old Frenchman, who is becoming increasingly influential in midfield, said: “Our supporters are a great example to us.

By Elvin King

SYLVAIN Legwinski netted his first goal for Ipswich Town at Southend United - and then praised Blues fans for their contribution.

The 33-year-old Frenchman, who is becoming increasingly influential in midfield, said: “Our supporters are a great example to us.

“They do not give up and having so many fans in the ground on Saturday gave us a huge boost.


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“It was rewarding to win and give our supporters their just rewards.”

Legwinski admits there is still room for improvement and added: “It was very important to win this one and we killed them off with three goals.

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“We have still got to last the pace better. It was 45 minutes against Preston and longer on Saturday, but we were still showing signs of nerves in the latter stages.

“We must not forget the basics at any time in the game. We still have some way to go.“

Shane Supple is keeping his fingers crossed that he did enough to hold his place in the side.

The 19-year-old, who replaced the injured Lewis Price after seven minutes, said: “I have never lost faith in my ability and football is all about ups and downs.

“Hopefully I did enough to keep in the team, but we will have to wait and see.”

Supple was disappointed with the goal he conceded from Simon Francis and said: “I saw it late and the ball went through the legs of Jason De Vos. It was important to get back to winning ways. Some of the things said about us recently have not been nice.”

Substitute Simon Walton feels Ipswich have not always been ruthless enough this season.

The on-loan midfielder said: “If you look at the top sides, they win the battle first by putting in a lot of hard graft and then settle down to play their football.

“In the past, I think we have been guilty of putting too much emphasis on the pretty football and that has cost us.

“Everyone knows how good we are at passing the ball - that's never been in question.”

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