Ipswich Town defender James Wilson feels that he has a point to prove to his former club Lincoln City, as he prepares to face the Imps in the FA Cup first round this weekend.
The 30-year-old arrived at Ipswich in the summer and has been an important player for the Tractor Boys so far this season, making twelve appearances in all competitions.
The centre-back was at Lincoln last season, but he struggled for time on the pitch as the Imps won automatic promotion from League Two as champions.
Even though he had another year remaining on his contract at Sincil Bank, the defender decided to leave the club in search of a new challenge, which led to him signing for Ipswich on a short-term deal in the summer.
Following an encouraging start to the season for Town, the defender signed an 18-month contract extension at Ipswich last month – extending his stay at Portman Road until the summer of 2021.
Wilson will come up against Lincoln for the first time since leaving Sincil Bank this weekend, when the Imps travel to Ipswich in the first round of the FA Cup.
The defender has told the East Anglian Daily Times that he is expecting a tough game and feels that he has a bit of a point to prove against his former teammates.
“I actually had another year on my contract at Lincoln but I agreed to leave because, well, for various reasons. I wasn’t worried and I was looking forward to a new challenge.
“As soon as I heard from Ipswich I was buzzing and wanted to give it my very best shot.
“I suppose I’ve got a point to prove. Not just to Lincoln, but I’ve also got a point to prove to myself, I guess, so that’s what it’s about.
“There are a couple of people who have left that I wanted to play against! I know a lot of the boys there and they are good lads. It will be a tough game for us.”
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Wilson has been an important player for Ipswich this season and he’ll be determined to put in another good performance against his former teammates in the FA Cup at the weekend.
It was a frustrating season for him last term, as he struggled for opportunities on the pitch, but all credit for him for the way he’s been able to turn things around and get his career back on track with Ipswich.
He’s been an important player for the Tractor Boys this season and he’ll be determined to prove that Lincoln were wrong to let him walk away by putting in a solid performance on Saturday.