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BOSS ON TEAM SELECTION

16 March 2021

"We’re a big club and a work in progress with good players and you never know where that might take you"

Paul Cook says that Town will remain consistent in style and personnel in order to help build relationships and understanding within the side.

The same back five - Tomas Holy, Luke Chambers, Toto Nsiala, James Wilson and Myles Kenlock - have started in Paul's three games in charge at the Club, as well as the three games prior to his arrival.

Only minor tweaks have been made to the team in front of that defensive unit, something Paul wants to continue.

"We’re going to concentrate, irrespective of results, on trying to build partnerships and relationships now," the Blues boss told iFollow Ipswich.

"That can only be built off continuity in team selection and team shape. Over my time as a manager I’ve been very strong with that.

"I believe in partnerships, people playing together and getting used to each other. We’ve had it over the years at Ipswich Town, we’ve had loads of great partnerships. Hopefully, going forward, we can see more of that."

Saturday's victory over Plymouth also saw Town record their 13th clean sheet of the 2020/21 season.

Paul hopes that his side can continue their defensive solidity but admits that Town must improve at the other end of the pitch.

"I think we’ve been built off a solid base as a team. That’s how we’ve got a lot of our results; clean sheets and solidity.

"In my opinion, going forward, we’ve got to score more. We should have got a second goal on Saturday when we were in the ascendency. When you don’t get the second goal, a game is always going to become nervy.

"We’re a big club and a work in progress with good players and you never know where that might take you."


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