"I think I said in my arrival interview that I knew Ipswich was a big club and had a big fanbase, but the support this season has surprised me"
Christian Walton said he has been "blown away" by the level of support from Town fans this season.
More than 5,000 members of the Blue Army will back the team for the next two away trips - Sunderland on Saturday and Charlton Athletic on 7 December.
Both away end allocations have sold out, with more than 2,000 making the 560-mile round trip to the Stadium of Light this weekend, and then just shy of 3,200 going to The Valley next month.
"I think I said in my arrival interview that I knew Ipswich was a big club and had a big fanbase, but the support this season has still surprised me," the shot-stopper said.
"It's been phenomenal and I've been blown away by it - particularly in recent weeks.
"We took a great number of supporters to Plymouth, which is of course a very long trip, and 2,000 odd going to Sunderland.
"At Wycombe the away end was bouncing as well. As I say, I knew Ipswich was a big club, but I didn't realise just how big the fanbase is and how many supporters come to away games.
"The team can feel it. Win, lose or draw they are behind us, and we just want to repay them by winning football matches."