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Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler wants to see what the Blues are really made of in crucial run

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going and that is certainly what Ipswich Town will have to do for the rest of this year.

It (2020) has been pretty woeful for most of us and it hasn’t been particularly great at Portman Road either.

Having started sat in second place and reaching the top of the League One table back in January, since then it’s seemed the only way has been down for Ipswich and Paul Lambert’s men.

Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler (43107309)
Ipswich Town fan Joey Sadler (43107309)

Most fans would be absolutely delighted to see their team currently in third place with a game in hand on those around them. But after throwing away promotion last year, you won’t find many Town fans who are counting their chickens just yet.

However, now is the time we really get to see what the Blues are all about. Three consecutive home games, starting with Shrewsbury this weekend, are then followed by tricky games against other promotion rivals in Hull and Charlton.

As well as that, Town will have to endure trips away to Peterborough and Plymouth as well as the league rematch with Portsmouth.

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When you look at it like that, you soon realise that Lambert’s men will have to face five of the current top 10 in the next eight matches! It really could make or break our season.

So much has been said about our inability to win against anyone around us and although I’m not making any excuses for Mr Lambert, we have been unlucky with decisions and pretty much robbed of points in certain matches.

Town must now look at these games as a real opportunity to push on and make a statement to the rest of the league, starting with these three home games, which won’t be easy, but where you’d expect at least six points.

If you read this column regularly, you’d know Paul Lambert isn’t going to be top of my Christmas card list this year, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want him to succeed. And these next six weeks arearguably his most crucial time at Portman Road yet.

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