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Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna wants more penetration in final third against Accrington Stanley



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Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna is hoping to see plenty of improvement in the attacking third when his side plays host to Accrington Stanley tomorrow (3pm).

The Tractor Boys go into the clash at Portman Road following a 2-0 defeat at Bolton Wanderers last weekend.

It was a game in which McKenna's side enjoyed more than the lion's share of possession, but they struggled to carve out any significant goalscoring chances of note.

Kieran McKenna is hoping to see his side pose more of an attacking threat at home to Accrington Stanley. Picture: Andy Jones
Kieran McKenna is hoping to see his side pose more of an attacking threat at home to Accrington Stanley. Picture: Andy Jones

But while 10th-placed Accrington are likely to pose different problems, McKenna is looking for much more punch where it counts.

"That's been a theme throughout the season to be honest. Penetration, creating chances hasn't been a strong point for the team," he said.

"We feel like over the last few games we have created well but (at) Bolton, certainly we felt we lacked penetration and we didn't get behind them enough and didn't get around the sides enough.

"We've looked at that, we've worked on it in training. We feel like it was one of the big missing links from the game. I thought we did a lot of things well. We didn't have the ball because Bolton gave us it, I thought we pressed well and built up well.

"Second half we had 71 per cent off the ball against Bolton who are a good football side that want to have the ball as well.

"We done some things well to have that much control but we didn't penetrate well enough for sure.

"We've looked at it, we've watched the video and worked on it in training.

"Accrington is a different game, a completely different type of team but adding penetration to our game is massive. We want to create chances and we hope to do that tomorrow."

Meanwhile, McKenna has revealed new signing Tyreeq Bakinson will not make his debut during the visit of Stanley, while two young midfielders could leave the club on loan.