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16 September 2020

Boss on Cup defeat to Cottagers

Paul Lambert was impressed with Town's display, despite Blues falling to a 1-0 defeat against Premier League side Fulham in the second round of the Carabao Cup at Portman Road.

It took a fine goal to split the teams. Kenny Tete produced a sumptuous cross that was headed in by powerful Serbian forward Aleksandar Mitrovic as The Cottagers set up a third round tie with Sheffield Wednesday.

The visitors named an experienced line-up with the likes of Anthony Knockaert, Dennis Odoi, Neeskens Kebano and Mitrovic all involved - before Tom Cairney and Joe Bryan featured as second-half substitutes for Scott Parker's side.

"The size of the two Clubs at the moment is completely different and they named a strong line-up," Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

"But it was a good game and we did well. It took a world class goal to beat us.

"I’m pleased with how we played. Some guys came into the team and I have nothing but praise for them.

"We were forced to make changes with some players having picked up knocks, and with three games in six days we needed to switch it up a bit.

"Overall I’m pleased with the performance. We didn’t take the game lightly because we wanted to progress, and there were plenty of positives."

The full interview with Paul is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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