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Wordsworth Determined to Win Place in Town Team
Friday, 1st Feb 2013 06:01

Ipswich new boy Anthony Wordsworth is determined to claim – and then hold down – a first team place at Portman Road.

But he knows he might have to wait for his full debut because of his recent inactivity with former club Colchester, caused by a two-week ban served earlier this month and delayed by the Arctic weather.

Wordsworth said: “The gaffer has told me he wants me to train hard and we’ll see what happens. We’ll take it step by step. I haven’t played for three weeks because of being suspended so we’ll just see how it goes.

“I’m a player who looks to create things and get in the box. I have a good goalscoring record. People say I’m deadly from set pieces and hopefully I can prove that here.

“There are a lot of good left-footed players in the team – I’ve seen that in training – and I’m hoping I can get a few goals.”

Wordsworth knows all about manager Mick McCarthy’s demands regarding good, honest endeavour and added: “Hard work is a given, really.

“You have to give everything and if you’re not doing that in training you won’t even get the chance to play. I’ve got to get my fitness levels up to Championship standard so I’ll be working hard in training to try to get there.

“The quality is obviously a lot better. Some of these players have played in the Premier League with some top players. The tempo is a lot quicker and it’s a lot harder so you have to get your fitness up.

“I felt it was just a matter of time before a chance like this came along. Saying that, it’s been difficult to get here, but now that I am hopefully I can get a place in the team and keep it.”

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truckertractorboy added 06:22 - Feb 1
Hopefully we can stay up next year cud b our year with these young hungry players plus a couple more in the summer not forgetting Paul taylor will b back

floridaboy added 06:30 - Feb 1
Stick him in tomorrow instead of Martin. Might actually get some decent crosses into the box!

JackITFC96 added 07:10 - Feb 1
Fantastic a player who actually wants to play he will go far with that attitude good luck!

JackITFC96 added 07:10 - Feb 1
Fantastic a player who actually wants to play he will go far with that attitude good luck!

oscarwhiting added 07:32 - Feb 1
Sounds promising but if we put him in the middle of the park who do we take out hyam or n'daw

StuartBrett8 added 07:37 - Feb 1
3-5-2 anyone?

MichaelRockyLavelle added 09:37 - Feb 1
Great shout I think. This would be my starting 11 with a 3-5-2.
Chopra, McGoldrick
Cresswell Wordsworth Edwards
N'Daw Hyam
Smith Chambers Kisnorbo(/Stearman)

I would love to see that side personally

Smith Chambers Kisnorbo(/Stearman)

deano85 added 16:36 - Feb 1
im glad im not the only person to think Chopra - McGoldrtick up front
i think it seems strange that MM seems to be doing everything possible to keep him out the squad...

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