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14 February 2020

Paul looks for ruthless touch and emphasises patience plea ahead of home run

Paul Lambert says patience is key when Town take on Burton on Saturday but accepts that Blues have to find that cutting edge and very quickly.

The Club are currently six points adrift of second-placed Peterborough with a game in hand ahead of the visit from the Brewers, with automatic promotion still the target.

“Finishing in the top two places is still the aim,” Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

“We have to be more ruthless though. It’s both ends of the pitch where it really counts in football. If you defend well, you give yourselves a platform to win football matches. Score goals and you win football matches.

“We have the players here to score goals. They have already shown that this season but it’s clear that we need to start taking our chances because we have to get back to winning games and we have to do that quickly.

“You can have all the possession you like; it’s about putting the ball in the back of the net. The money shot. That’s the only thing missing.”

Nine of Town’s 13 remaining games are at home and Paul added: “The expectation is there and the players have to stand up and be counted.

“The fans have been brilliant but we need them to stay with us. Patience will be important because teams will come here and look to frustrate us.

“Players can start to get edgy and that’s not good for them. For a lot of them, this is the first time they are playing with that expectation.”

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