Watch Pablo go now, Wilnis

SIZZLING Spaniard Pablo Counago is off the mark with his first goal from open play for Ipswich Town this season and team-mate Fabian Wilnis today declared: "Just watch him go now.

By Dave Allard

SIZZLING Spaniard Pablo Counago is off the mark with his first goal from open play for Ipswich Town this season and team-mate Fabian Wilnis today declared: "Just watch him go now."

Former Celta Vigo man Counago sent home a lovely header in the 54th minute to give his side the lead against Rotherham at Portman Road on Saturday.

His two previous goals for the campaign had come from the penalty spot. Just for good measure he added another spot-kick to give the Blues a 2-1 victory.

Wilnis, who is the ex-Spain Under-21's close pal and room-mate, is in no doubts about the talents of the man who wears the number nine shirt at the club.

Wilnis said: "He's not been having much luck in front of goal after working so hard to get into good positions.

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"We're all so thrilled for Pablo. He's a smashing lad who works so very willingly for the side all the time, both up front and defensively.

"He has the ability to go on and score a lot of goals for us this season. He may not be tall, but he can head the ball and he has so much going for him with other aspects of his play too. He accepted his chance so well for his header and tucked another penalty away

sweetly.

"Three of Pablo's four goals this season may have come from penalties, but that all-important one from open play has arrived and there will be many more to follow I'm sure."

Wilnis almost scored himself after being set-up by Counago in the goalless opening period.

"It was a lovely ball and I was in a real striker's

position, but I couldn't quite get enough on my shot and the defender blocked it," he said.

Town won the game in a second half that saw Rotherham skipper Martin McIntosh and Julien Baudet sent off after the three goals had been scored.

Martin Butler was the Millers' marksman in between Counago's efforts.

The win lifts the Blues to 14th in the table and Wilnis said: "Rotherham were so hard to break down in the first half. They got so many players behind the ball, but we made more inroads after the break and got the

victory I feel we deserved."

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