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6 March 2021

"The lads looked bright in training and there’s a good atmosphere around the place"

Gary Roberts says that full focus is on this afternoon's away fixture at Gillingham after returning to the Club in a coaching capacity earlier this week.

Robbo, who previously enjoyed 16 months at Portman Road between 2006 and 2008, moved back to Suffolk as a first-team coach alongside new boss Paul Cook.

Paul and Gary take charge of a Blues side who have won their last three League One outings ahead of the trip to Kent.

The former midfielder hopes to build further momentum at MEMS Priestfield Stadium and also paid tribute to the work of Matt Gill, Jimmy Walker and Bryan Klug.

"It’s been a whirlwind, especially coming into a new club," he told iFollow Ipswich. "You’ve got to get names, you’ve got to learn different characters and different players. There’s a load of staff and players.

"We’re on a good run of form. The most important thing is Saturday. As much as it’s good to get to know everyone and find our feet, Saturday is the main thing.

"They’ve [existing coaching staff] helped us an awful lot coming in. They’ve done a terrific job with the team after the former manager left the club. They’ve helped us since we’ve come in with Bryan Klug as well. It’s a good team so hopefully it continues.

"Football is about momentum; gathering that momentum and keeping that confidence. The lads looked bright in training and there’s a good atmosphere around the place."

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