Ipswich Town fans will love watching Freddie Sears, says David Wright
PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 January 2015
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Ipswich Town fans are going to love watching Freddie Sears.
So says David Wright, the former Blues defender who recently played alongside the livewire striker at League One club Colchester
Wright – who only hung up his boots last November to concentrate on a coaching role within Town’s academy – was quick to give Sears his seal of approval when Blues boss Mick McCarthy was preparing his £100,000 offer earlier this month.
And already the former West Ham youngster, still just 25, has caught the eye with impressive cameo displays at Millwall and Brighton.
With Sears set to make his home debut for the Blues against Championship strugglers Wigan on Saturday, Wright enthused: “I had two years of being in the same dressing room as Freddie. That gives you a really good insight not only into what sort of player someone is, but also what sort of person and professional they are. I had only good things to say to the manager.
“He’ll provide the team with something very different. Unlike Murph (Daryl Murphy) and Didz (David McGoldrick) he will play on the last shoulder and use his pace to get in behind.
“You saw what he can do with his goal against Brighton – he sucks the centre-back in, runs into the space and then nutmegs the keeper with a good finish. I think fans are going to love watching him.”
Wright made more than 120 appearances for Town in the Championship, but prior to that had been part of the Wigan side which won promotion to the top-flight in 2005.
“I hope Ipswich get a good win on Saturday and use it as a platform to get promoted,” said Wright. “I’d then want Wigan to put together a great run and avoid relegation.
“I can’t believe they are in the position they are currently in to be honest with you. Like everyone else I thought they would kick on this season, but they’ve gone backwards.
“The Championship is such a demanding league with the constant Saturday-Tuesday schedule and every single game you have to work your socks off. If you don’t you can quickly find yourself in trouble.
“Malky Mackay, take away all the non-football stuff that has gone on, is a top manager. I’m sure hell steer them away from danger.
“If Ipswich get back to their best though then they should win. They’ve hit a bit of a wall in recent weeks, but that happens in the Championship. It’s an unforgiving league, physically, and every team has a little blip at some point.
“The spirit in the camp looks excellent though and I’m in no doubt that they’ll come out the other side of this spell and really kick on in the second half of the season.”