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Toto Nsiala is 'one of the best two or three centre-halves' in League One – that is according to Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook.

Having recently recovered from a hamstring injury that he suffered on the opening day of the season, the defender came into the starting line-up for Tuesday's 4-0 victory at Portsmouth.

His performance earned widespread plaudits, including from his boss, who said: “With Toto, obviously his hamstring injury this year set him back with us, it was at a time when, even to date, we were probably still struggling to see our best 11.

Toto Nsiala impressed against Portsmouth on Tuesday. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Toto Nsiala impressed against Portsmouth on Tuesday. Picture: Barry Goodwin

“Toto’s probably, in my opinion, without doubt one of the best two or three centre-halves for defending in the division.

"There’s none better than him. He’s an absolute athlete, he’s a beast of a lad and one-v-one he’s nearly unplayable.

“If he can fix his mindset on achieving those goals on a pitch and perform like he did on Tuesday night on a regular basis, then the reality is he’ll be an outstanding player for us, so long may that continue.”

The 29-year-old joined the Tractor Boys in 2018 from Shrewsbury Town.

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