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PAUL | WE WANT TO PLAY ON THE FRONT FOOT

8 March 2021

"I don’t want to watch us defending deep and hanging on. I want our fans to know that we will try to play on the front foot and get after people"

Paul Cook will encourage his Town team to play with intensity going forward and said he wants to see his side score more goals.

Blues have netted 36 times in League One this season heading into a meeting with Lincoln City at Portman Road tomorrow night.

"For us at the moment it's about identifying a style of play that gets the best out of the players we have," the Town manager said.

"It's there for everyone to see that we don't score enough goals and we don't create enough chances.

"As a manager that can be quite difficult because you might be tempted to chop and change but then you also want to give personnel more time.

"I don’t want to watch us defending deep and hanging on. I want our fans to know that we will try to play on the front foot and get after people.”

Paul also spoke about Lincoln and the threat they possess, but said Town must focus on what they can bring to the game.

"Michael [Appleton, Lincoln manager] has done an excellent job," he added.

"Lincoln are very bright and you can see that they're well coached. They have good players and we know we're in for a tough game.

"But it's about what we can offer. With the greatest respect to Lincoln, we respect every team we play. We must make sure they feel our presence tomorrow night because we want Portman Road to be a fortress, not a place that other teams like coming to play."


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