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1 April 2021

Boss on big Easter weekend for Blues

Paul Cook believes Town will be firmly in the play-offs picture if they pick up wins in their next two outings.

Blues are without a win in three matches, but still sit just three points outside the top six ahead of a home meeting with Bristol Rovers on Good Friday and trip to Rochdale on Easter Monday.

Joey Barton's Rovers travel to Portman Road having lost their last four games, and currently occupy 23rd spot in the League One table.

"It really is two big games for us and to be honest it's fantastic that we still have the chance to be involved in what could be an exciting end to the season," Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

"There are tough times in football like we've had with the last few results, but the reality is that positivity and negativity spread in football so quickly. It used to take time for the mood to shift but now things shift overnight or after each game.

"We've stuttered and we're looking to find ourselves but we have done well at home; I thought we looked good against Lincoln and Plymouth. My job going forward is to try and eradicate the inconsistency.

"Injuries have played a part in our season and the team will look a bit different tomorrow. Our objective is clear, though, and we have to concentrate on trying to beat Bristol Rovers. If we can do that then we head to Rochdale knowing that, in my opinion, a win up there would put us firmly in the picture for the play-offs.

"Bristol Rovers will be scrapping for points and they need them just as much as we do. I know Joey well and he did a really good job with Fleetwood. He will have his thoughts on the game tomorrow and we have to be ready."

The full interview with the Town boss is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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