Wark: Tommy is spot on

IPSWICH legend John Wark today saluted 100 per cent penalty king Tommy Miller but warned: “The job will get tougher!”Miller, on target from the spot in Town's last two games, has an unblemished penalty record - earning him 23 goals.

IPSWICH legend John Wark today saluted 100 per cent penalty king Tommy Miller but warned: “The job will get tougher!”

Miller, on target from the spot in Town's last two games, has an unblemished penalty record - earning him 23 goals.

Half of the 25-year-old midfielder's 12 goals this season have come from the spot, making a career split of nine for previous club Hartlepool and 14 since his £750,000 move to Portman Road in 2001.

Wark, 47, netted 56 times from 62 penalties during his three spells with the club, an all-time high.

He said: “Tommy's is a fabulous record and long may it continue, but my experience was that it got more difficult, not easier, the longer I did the job.

“I found myself coming up against the keepers I'd scored against before and sometimes I would get into two minds about where I should put the ball.

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“I would be thinking 'this guy knows my style' and as I ran up I would change my mind. That was a big mistake.

“All six of the penalties I missed were as a result of changing my mind as I ran up to kick the ball.”

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