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Ipswich Town's weekend win over Fleetwood Town sets them up nicely for trips to Plymouth Argyle and Wycombe Wanderers



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Well that’s more like it! Maybe I should take a week off from writing the column more often because I come back to you with an Ipswich side that is suddenly very much alive and a season that is very much kicking off.

Seven points from a possible nine, a hammering of Pompey midweek and a resilient, belligerent home win against a difficult and stubborn Fleetwood side are exactly what the doctor ordered!

Saturday’s win is exactly the type of result that champions – or certainly contenders – build a season from.

Ipswich Town fan Martin Lambert hosts the Talking Town podcast and Matchday ticket shows on the Home Dressing Room channel on YouTube each week to give supporters a platform to discuss the club
Ipswich Town fan Martin Lambert hosts the Talking Town podcast and Matchday ticket shows on the Home Dressing Room channel on YouTube each week to give supporters a platform to discuss the club

We simply refused to lay down and die, even when Fleetwood pegged us back

It was an excellent home win that really kicks us off for the next two hard away games to Plymouth and Wycombe.

Up next, as I say, are a Plymouth side who have lost once all year and are on the type of run one club always manages to find themselves on.

However, that doesn’t mean we should be heading to the south west with any type of fear lingering.

For all the good Plymouth have done, would they have come up against a side with as much quality as ours? As much momentum as ours? With just one defeat in nine, the answer would have to be a resounding ‘no’.

Take Saturday as a prime example. A front four of Bonne, Chaplin, Edwards and Aluko huffed, puffed and at times flashed brilliance with Chaplin scoring an excellent Tommy Miller-type goal.

However, fresh from the bench came the in-form Wes Burns – many Town fans’ favourite player at this current moment in time – and a game-winner and international in Bersant Celina.

The quality that Cook has to change a game with, for a League One side, is madness.

Maybe it’s the win talking but we honestly need not fear anyone in League One. E-I-E-I-E-I-O, The Town are making that climb back up the table!

Long may it continue, even if I do still have some reservations niggling away.

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