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29 August 2019

“We’re playing well but there are sure to be bumps in the road along the way"

Paul Lambert says patience will be key for his players and the Town fans this season.

Blues sit top of League One ahead of Saturday's visit from Shrewsbury after an unbeaten start to the campaign but the Town boss says there are big challenges ahead.

“We’ve had a pretty decent start to the season,” Paul told the Club website.

“It’s vital that we started well, for the players, the staff and most importantly for the supporters as well.

“We’re playing well but there are sure to bumps in the road along the way. We will lose football matches this season. That will happen. It’s the game.

“We’re a young side with players learning all the time and it’s important that everyone stays together when we hit those bumps in the road.

“We had it against Wimbledon in the first-half at Portman Road. Teams will come to our place and look to make it difficult. They will raise their game and I’ve said to the players before, they’ve got a target on their back.

“They’ve got to deal with that but that’s part of being a footballer. Dealing with those sort of challenges.

“There are going to be plenty of times when we need to show patience in our play and the fans are going to have to be patient as well.

“The support this Club has is incredible and when things are not going our way, that is when we need that patience and backing from the fans the most.

"They have shown that already this season. They kept behind the team at Peterborough and the atmosphere at the end against Wimbledon was unbelievable. They played their part in us winning that game.

“The really encouraging thing is that everyone is together. We are all pushing in the same direction and we have to maintain that because it’s a really powerful weapon.” 

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