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Ipswich Town column: Upcoming January transfer window will be an important one for the Tractor Boys

From the highs of Saturday to the disappointment of Tuesday these past few days have had a very ‘Ipswich Town of old’ feel about it.

The Tractor Boys have once again failed to progress further in their Papa John’s Trophy campaign in an evening which was incredibly frustrating.

Now, if you’re like me, you’ll be praying this is the last time we ever have to participate in this competition and I can’t say I’ll lose any sleep over our exit.

Ipswich Town fan columnist Joey Sadler
Ipswich Town fan columnist Joey Sadler

But it was the performance which wasn’t to be admired and something we’ve thankfully not seen too often this season. Oh well, onto the next.

What I did want to talk about was the victory down in Devon on Saturday. Make no mistake that Exeter City are a decent outfit at this level and it was a game which could’ve been a potential banana skin.

But as we’ve seen from this manager and his team, we do not fear these type of games any longer and we were able to put on a very professional, resolute performance at St James’ Park whilst the rest of the country admired on Sky Sports.

For many, understandably, it’s the treatment room which remains a problem for Ipswich Town with several senior members of the squad now on the sidelines.

If it was going to happen (which it always seems to), it’s better happening now just before a transfer window, than in March/April when we’re pushing to get over the line.

January is a huge month for Ipswich Town with the opportunity to bring in some vital back-up as well as some more quality to an already talented squad.

Many fans will remember the January of the 2014/15 season, when Marcus Evans had his best ever chance at getting Ipswich Town into the Premier League, but failed to dip his hand into his pocket and we all know how that ended up!

Although in a different division, this is an equally as important period under new ownership and if their track-record in transfer windows is anything to go by, we should be just fine. Keep the faith!