Ipswich Town winger Mustapha Carayol is keen to impress the Blues supporters as he hopes for his debut against Burton Albion, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.

Crayol signed for the Tractor Boys on deadline day but was an unused substitute in the Sky Bet Championship win at Sunderland last weekend, however the Gambian international hopes to make his debut against the League’s bottom side, Burton Albion, this weekend.

A move to Portman Road arose due to playing time being rare at Nottingham Forest, however the speedy winger is hopeful that his speed and attacking desire will impress the Blues supporters when he is given his chance.

Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times, Carayol said that Blues fans should expect “Pace, I can get a goal and I’m good in one-on-one positions.

“I always want to take people on and if the gaffer wants me to play in that way, as an out and out winger, then I’m sure you will see some good performances.

“The manager’s not really said too much but obviously I’ve spoken to him in the past so I kind of know what he wants from me.

“I can play anywhere across the three up front so for me I want to just play games. If he tells me to play at right back then I will go and play at right back.

“I just want to enjoy my football, that’s the most important thing and hopefully I can do it here and the fans can see what I can do.

“Once I get that run of games, get that sharpness and that chemistry with the team then I back my ability to put in good performances.

“As an attacking player it’s been hard for me this season because I’ve been in and out and you doubt yourself.

The winger found minutes hard to come by at the Riverside due to a knee injury suffered in 2014. Had that injury not occured, Carayol feels he could still be playing for the Sky Bet Championship side.

“It’s been hard but sometimes that’s just how football goes,” he said.

“I got a really bad injury at Boro and if it wasn’t for that then I think I could possibly still be there today.

“It’s just how football goes. For me, moving round clubs isn’t because I’ve always needed to move, but I needed to mentally get over the injury.”


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