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7 November 2018

Burley, Butcher and Wark delighted to have their say with Paul

Paul Lambert has called on the knowledge of three Town legends to help him move the Club forward.

Terry Butcher, John Wark and George Burley, who amassed close on 1500 games between them in a Town shirt and have a combined service to the Club of almost 50 years, were at the training ground today at the invitation of the new Blues boss.

After watching training, the trio spent hours in conversation over lunch with Paul and his staff and were asked to give their opinions on what they have seen of the team this season - with Warky’s role in Escape to Victory also getting a mention!

“It’s the first time I have been asked to come to the training ground and sit down and have a chat since I left the Club,” former Town defender and manager, George, told iFollow Ipswich.

“We all appreciated Paul asking us down and wanting to get our thoughts. It was a good conversation. We all want the best for Ipswich Town.”

Warky, who had three spells at the Club, added: “It was great to be invited down. It’s the first time a manager has asked me to go and have a chat and some lunch as well and I really appreciated it.

“Paul’s obviously got a big job on his hands but the signs were encouraging on Saturday. You could see from the reaction of the fans at the weekend that they are right behind Paul and the team had a right go.

“He’s got all the right credentials for the job here and I just hope - we all hope - that he can turn things around here because Ipswich is my club. It’s our club.”

Terry and George have been regulars in the Directors’ Box at Portman Road over the last few years while John has worked for the Club on matchday for considerable time.

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