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24 January 2020

Skipper on positive reaction since the Christmas defeat at Lincoln

Luke Chambers says Lincoln will face a different team at Portman Road this weekend from the one that was beaten at Sincil Bank at the end of last month.

The Imps ran out 5-3 winners but since that defeat, Blues have got back on track with a four match unbeaten run, including victories over Accrington and Tranmere.

“There are ways to lose games of football but that wasn’t one of them. It wasn’t anywhere near acceptable all over the pitch,” writes Chambo in his column in Saturday’s matchday programme.

“We had a long chat in the dressing-room after the final whistle that day. There comes a time in every season when you lose a game and things need to be said. They were said and we have seen a reaction. We took our medicine and we have responded. Our performances have certainly improved since that defeat.

“I think we were a bit hesitant in the way we were playing when we had that disappointing run. We have put that aside now since the turn of the year and we’re really giving it a go to win games and force the issue.

“I think Lincoln will find we are a different team from the one they played a month back. A lot has happened in those four weeks. We certainly look far more of a threat now.

“We’re in a good position but we have 18 massive games left. People have said that when teams play Ipswich, it’s their cup final, well let’s flip that on its head and say Ipswich Town have 18 cup finals left.”

Read Chambo’s column in Saturday’s matchday programme, with the skipper hitting out at a situation that he says is making a mockery of the FA Cup.

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