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BOSS ON CHOPS' CHARGES

5 October 2012

Team picked on what's best for Town and nothing else says Paul

Paul Jewell will make a decision on Michael Chopra’s selection for tomorrow’s game against Cardiff for football reasons and nothing else.

The Town striker was charged with various breaches of the rules of racing by the British Horseracing Authority yesterday.

Speaking to the Club website, the Town boss said: “It’s not an ideal situation for us or Michael, obviously.

“These are allegations though so we must not be judgmental. They also relate to before he became an Ipswich Town player.

“We will continue to support Michael as we have done through his gambling addiction. He’s our player and as a club we have done everything we can to support him.

“We are here to help him. We have people at the Club who are trying to help him on a daily basis. He knows that but he has to help himself as well.

“We want to get the best out of him. He’s a good player and we want him scoring goals for this Club.

“He’s fit for Saturday but any decision I make on the team that plays Cardiff – and any game for that matter – will be based on what is best for the team and nothing else .

“I look at the players on the training ground every day, who is looking sharp, who isn’t and I base my judgment on that and nothing else that is happening outside the Club.”

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