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24 February 2020

"It does leave us short up top but sometimes adversity can make you stronger" says boss

Paul Lambert is looking for Town to find strength out of adversity as Blues look set to be without Kayden Jackson, as well as fellow top scorer James Norwood, for the next three games.

Nors is expected to be sidelined until April after having surgery on an adductor problem on Friday while Town have decided not to appeal over the red card shown to Kayden in Saturday’s defeat by Oxford.

The striker was dismissed for an alleged stamp on Rob Dickie in the last minute at Portman Road and now faces a three match suspension that will see him miss Saturday’s trip to Blackpool and the home games against Fleetwood and Coventry.

“I think it’s the first red card Kayden’s had. He’s not that sort of player,” Town boss Paul told the Club website.

“The video footage we have doesn’t really show the incident clearly and when you appeal, you run the risk of getting an extra game ban.

“With James missing as well, it does leave us short up top but sometimes adversity can make you stronger and we’ve got to hope it does.

“It will be an opportunity for someone else and we have Freddie [Sears] and Bish [Teddy Bishop] back now and we know what they are capable of doing.”

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