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Jason Scotland revealed today that he was lucky to score on his home debut when the Blues beat Bristol City 2-0 in the npower Championship at Portman Road on Saturday.

But the 31-year-old marksman, who was purchased for £750,000 from Wigan last week to fire Town into the Premier League, promised much better finishing to come.

Tamas Priskin netted the other goal as Ipswich maintained their unbeaten start to the season and went equal top of the table with ten points from four games.

“If I had struck the shot properly the keeper would probably have saved it,” said Scotland.

“I failed to get a clean connection and the ball evaded David James and went in off the far post.

“I’m not fully match-fit yet and this was my first 90 minutes of action at first-team level for a long while.

“Over the next two weeks of the international break I will be working on my fitness and gain the benefits in our next game at Portsmouth on Saturday week.

“Any striker will tell you that if he scores – however he does it – when not playing that well he is happy. And I’m no different.

“It was a poacher’s goal and I gambled that Tamas Priskin’s shot would run free.

“Those type of goals mean more to me than blasting the ball into the net from 30 yards.

“It‘s nice to get off the mark as the pressure can build the longer it is delayed.

“After four or five games at a new club without a goal you can start to analyse and perhaps fret a bit.”