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18 December 2021

"The occasion was fantastic and we put in a good performance for our fans"

John McGreal was pleased with Town's performance in front of a packed out Portman Road this afternoon.

Just over 29,000 supporters watched on as Blues were held to a 1-1 draw against Sunderland.

James Norwood opened the scoring with a superb header just before half-time, with Nathan Broadhead keeping his cool with a right-footed finish in the 50th minute.

The hosts finished the stronger of the two sides, but were unable to find a winner.

"There was good application and quality this afternoon," John told iFollow Ipswich.

"We changed shape and that was something we had worked very hard on. It was something I thought suited the boys at this moment in time.

"When there are nearly 30,000 supporters in the stadium, you can't be dozy and docile, so we set up in a way to press high and get the fans right behind us.

"The occasion was fantastic and we put in a good performance for our fans. You can't fault the boys for their effort and application this afternoon.

"It was a great day and occasion and the atmosphere was brilliant. The only disappointing thing is we didn't come away with the three points."

The full interview with John is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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