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1 December 2019

Replay not ideal but we have to get on with it says Paul

Paul Lambert saw plenty to be positive about but admitted he was disappointed Town let a third round place in the FA Cup slip by in the last seconds of the game.

Will Keane’s goal early in the second-half looked enough to give Blues the win but Coventry equalised in added on time through Callum O’Hare.

“We’re disappointed. We have got to see the game out and now we have a replay, which is not ideal but we have to get on with it,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“I thought we deserved to be ahead. We had to clear a couple off the line and it looked like it was going to be our day so yeah, disappointing to let one in right at the end and we should have defended that better.

“There were a lot of positives though. Judgey [Alan Judge] did great for the goal and I thought he played really well and Will made a great run across their defence. It was a well worked goal.

“Will Norris made a brilliant save at the end and we are lucky to have two top ‘keepers.”

Flynn Downes skippered the team for the first time and is believed to be the youngest captain in the Club’s history at 20.

“That’s great if that is right and he has earned the right to be skipper,” added Paul.

“Can he be a captain in the long term? There is a lot that goes into the job but he has all the attributes.”

See the full interview with Paul on iFollow.

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