Webster sings Kelvin's praises

NEW Ipswich Town goalkeeper Kelvin Davis was today hailed as "a terrific worker and a great character".The Blues' goalkeeper coach Malcolm Webster knows the former England Under-21 international so well as he coached him for five years during his time at Luton.

By Dave Allard

NEW Ipswich Town goalkeeper Kelvin Davis was today hailed as "a terrific worker and a great character".

The Blues' goalkeeper coach Malcolm Webster knows the former England Under-21 international so well as he coached him for five years during his time at Luton.

Davis is expected to sign for Town later today after a series of medicals.


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The Evening Star revealed exclusively last week that Davis was on his way to Portman Road from a Wimbledon club deep in administration.

Webster, the man who did so much to help ex-Ipswich favourite Richard Wright make the full England side, said of Davis: "Like Richard, he wants to work, work and work. He's a pleasure to deal with.

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"He's a good shot stopper and has excellent distribution. As a kid he was always a strong kicker and you could see that he was going to be a very good goalkeeper.

"I saw him develop at Luton and he has become even better at Wimbledon. I'm really looking forward to working closely with him again."

Terms were agreed on Saturday night between the Wimbledon administrators and Town chairman David Sheepshanks.

There is no fee, but the Dons have a sell-on clause and if Ipswich get promoted to the Premiership in May there will be more cash for Wimbledon.

Royle said: "It's been a nervous time after we made our move for Kelvin.

"There were other clubs interested in him. He is a top class First Division keeper. He's only 26 and can get better and better."

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