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27 November 2020

"Giving teams a headstart gives you a mountain to climb"

Luke Woolfenden says Town cannot afford to repeat the slow starts they had against Shrewsbury and Hull when Charlton visit Portman Road tomorrow afternoon.

Blues conceded in the fourth minute against Shrewsbury last Saturday before running out eventual winners, with a Mallik Wilks strike in the second minute setting Hull on their way to three points over Paul Lambert's side on Tuesday.

The defeat to The Tigers was Town's first home loss of the campaign.

"The start wasn't good enough on Tuesday or Saturday," the Town defender told iFollow Ipswich.

"Giving teams a headstart gives you a mountain to climb. You should be tight at the start of a match and when you concede in the first few minutes it gives the opposition something to hang on to.

"Our style is to have a lot of the ball and if teams sit back then they can be more dangerous on the break.

"After the goal we had the better of the first half against Hull but we didn't create enough clear-cut chances. Hull didn't have loads of the ball but they were happy for us to have it and then get us on the counter-attack.

"Our home record has been very good other than that game so we need to put it behind us and focus on what will be a difficult test against Charlton."

See the full interview with the Town defender on iFollow Ipswich.

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