"Going forward, we need to create an identity for Ipswich Town; an identity to the way we play"
Paul Lambert says it will become clear what direction the Club is taking when the season is over, regardless of division.
The Town boss sees the development of homegrown players combined with experienced heads around them as key as he looks for the Club to create its own identity - on and off the pitch.
“There are a lot of good young players here and that bodes well for the future. Blending that youth with some experienced heads is the way forward,” the Town boss writes in his column in Saturday’s matchday programme.
“We can’t compete with the financial power of the likes of Derby, who have thrown millions and millions at it. We have got a really good owner in Marcus Evans though and he’s got the Club at heart, which is the most important thing.
“I’m enjoying working with him. I’m enjoying working with the players and everyone at the Club. I’m loving it here.
“Going forward, we need to create an identity for Ipswich Town; an identity to the way we play. We have to ensure there is a pathway for the young ones to get in the first-team and we are all working together to make that happen.
“When the season is over and we start again in the summer, whatever division we are in, the direction we are going in as a Club will become clearer.”