"Oli's done so well for us and deserves that goal. He's a better player than people give him credit for"
Paul Lambert admitted that Town rode their luck on occasions, but was impressed with aspects of the performance in a 1-0 win against Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.
Blues stop-stopper Tomas Holy was called upon a few times, with an impressive point-blank save from Tom Lowery in the first half drawing praise from the Town boss.
"That save was particularly good," Paul told iFollow Ipswich.
"He made a few but that was excellent - it was a big moment.
"We rode our luck at times but also defended well and stuck at it. I'm pleased for Oli [Hawkins] getting on the scoresheet.
"He's done so well for us and deserves that goal. He's a better player than people give him credit for.
"But yeah, I've been in football matches where we've deserved to win and not got anything, and I've seen games where we haven't deserved the win but got all three points - that's football.
"We'll rest up tomorrow then get out on the training pitch for a tough game at Sunderland on Tuesday."