Wright predicts bright future for Town

MARK Wright might not have seen Ipswich Town at their best, but he still sees good times ahead for the Portman Road club.The Chester City manager, who lifted the FA Cup as Liverpool skipper in 1992, said: “Ipswich are a very bright young side with two speedy wide players.

By Elvin King

MARK Wright might not have seen Ipswich Town at their best, but he still sees good times ahead for the Portman Road club.

The Chester City manager, who lifted the FA Cup as Liverpool skipper in 1992, said: “Ipswich are a very bright young side with two speedy wide players.

“We were never comfortable, and the quality of the finish showed the difference in the teams.

“Some of my players will never play at a place like Ipswich again, and they all enjoyed it despite being down at the end.

“It was a great playing surface and a great place to come.

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“Our fans were magnificent, but I wonder why the 350 made more noise than our fans do for home games.

“We need their support as we look to the play-offs.”

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton said: “Alex Bruce was a silly boy to get booked and miss two games.

“Someone might come in and he might not get his place back.

“I am delighted for Matt Richards as I have always encouraged him to shoot from the edge of the box as he has a good left foot.

“The lure of the fourth round was always on our minds, and we did not play with much zip.

“The result was the most important thing and we take this and move on.“

Ipswich have agreed a fee with Cork over the full transfer of midfielder George O'Callaghan, and the 27-year-old who has been on trial with the Blues for three months is likely to sign for the club today.

Town are thought to be paying the Eircom League side £50,000 plus a pre-season friendly for the ex-Port Vale man

Fans will be able to watch Ipswich Town's fourth round FA Cup game with League One Swansea City at Portman Road on Saturday week at discounted prices.

Entrance will cost £15 for adults, £10 concessions and £5 for under-16s.

Tickets went on sale today for season ticket holders wishing to buy their own seats and additional seats.

Non-members can purchase from January 22 and tickets will be available on general sale from January 24.

Fans who have season tickets in Cobbold Stand blocks A, B, C, and E will have to buy tickets elsewhere as Swansea have requested 15 per cent of the stadium.

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