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Joey Sadler laughs off Steve Evans' comments and says Ipswich Town will need to raise their game to beat the better sides in League One

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Wow, didn’t we need those three points. It was dogged, scrappy and far from glamorous but Ipswich Town managed to come through and grab the victory against Gillingham on Tuesday night.

With Paul Lambert not in attendance, assistant Stuart Taylor would’ve been relatively pleased with what he saw in the first half, as they had an abundance of possession and some decent chances.

However, in the second, he will know they simply have to be better when they come up against better opposition.

Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler (42716338)
Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler (42716338)

That said, I was just pleased we somehow managed to scrape through, as last season we wouldn’t have won that game, showing some character and a bit of quality from Teddy Bishop.

We must look ahead to Crewe Alexandra now knowing that another three points is the minimum to be expected.

Alexandra find themselves 15th in the SkyBet League One table, a place above Tuesday’s visitors Gillingham. And if Steve Evans’ post match comments were anything to go by, then Crewe Alexandra should be licking their lips at this one! The Gills manager claimed Town “were battered second half and know the better side lost” after his side had just 29 per cent possession and eight less shots than The Blues, but there we go Steve, I hope you felt alright in the morning!

Jack Lankester in action for Ipswich Town in the 1-0 home win against Gillingham Picture: ITFC (42889741)
Jack Lankester in action for Ipswich Town in the 1-0 home win against Gillingham Picture: ITFC (42889741)

A quick mention for former Town and England international Kieron Dyer, who started his managerial career with the U23s on Thursday. Watching him on Sky Sports, Kieron spoke well about the game and I for one am excited to see one of our most successful academy products back at the heart of the club and to see how he can influence things.

Now I know Mr Lambert still has over four years left on his contract (don’t remind me) but could Kieron Dyer be a real candidate for the next role as Town manager? Who knows, I for one, wouldn’t be completely against it, but I guess time will tell...

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