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26 November 2019

Paul up against familiar foes but plays down top of the table talk

Paul Lambert comes up against the club that gave him his first job in English football when Wycombe visit Portman Road tonight.

The Town boss was appointed manager at Adams Park in 2006 and guided the Chairboys to the League Cup semi-finals and the League Two Play-Offs before departing in the summer of 2008, taking up a job at Colchester a few months later.  

“They are a good club and I had a great time there,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

“There were a lot of people there who helped me a lot when I first came down from Scotland.

“We had a good cup run and just missed out in the Play-Offs, so yeah - good memories.”

Wycombe arrive at Portman Road five points clear of second placed Town but having played two games more than Blues and while acknowledging the form of the visitors, Paul’s focus is solely on his team.

“Wycombe have had a good season so far but it’s about us,” added the boss.

“Wherever I have worked, my message has always been about getting the right principles over and concentrating on what we can do. It’s no different here.

“It’s first v second, I know that but the league is never decided in November. It’s another game in a long, hard season and it’s where we are come the start of May that matters.”

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