Jermain Bides His Time

Jermain Defoe says he will follow his manager's advice and continue to be patient as he tries to gain more first team experience.
Despite the clamour in some quarters for him to be given an extended run in the side, Glenn has always maintained that next season would be the time to do that.
Jermain accepts the situation, and says:
"I'm itching to start; I played 45 minutes and really enjoyed it, but I just want to play more games.
"But Glenn speaks to me all the time and says 'be patient' - I'm still young and I know that I have to wait so we'll just see what happens."
He was delighted, though, to get half a game against Chelsea as Glenn made a tactical switch, bringing Laurent Courtois off and playing Paolo Di Canio in a more withdrawn role in the second half.
"It was good," he says, "it is always nice coming on, and playing at home in front of a great crowd helps a lot; I enjoyed it especially because of that."
He had the chance to get his first league goal for the club when he broke through only to put the ball wide, and he says:
"I should have scored but the keeper made the goal look so small and came out so quick, that was the only place I could put it really.
"I tried to slip it past him and I'd try the same again in that situation."
Jermain is, of course, hoping to make some contribution to a win at Ipswich this weekend, but how does he think the away hoodoo can be broken?
"A lot of people have asked that question," he says, "and I think we all have to stick together like we have done at home.
"It was a hard week last week and some of the results haven't been the best, but everyone is buzzing. "Three points are the most important thing this weekend, we have a great squad and it is definitely possible."
As for Frank Lampard's performance on Wednesday, Jermain says:
"I thought Frank played really well with the fans on his back; I wasn't surprised at the reception he got and always knew it was going to be like that."