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16 November 2021

"Oldham were very good in both games, they were excellent"

Paul Cook said that he was delighted to come through a 'very difficult night' at Oldham as Town progressed to the second round of the FA Cup.

Having been held to a 1-1 draw at Portman Road 10 days ago, the League Two Latics once again impressed in this evening's replay and took the lead through Harrison McGahey.

Conor Chaplin equalised for Town before a sublime late strike from Idris El Mizouni saw the near 500-strong Blue Army travel home happy from Boundary Park.

"It was a very difficult night," Paul told iFollow Ipswich. "Oldham were very good in both games, they were excellent.

"It just shows how the leagues are levelling up. We’ve come to a game where people might think we’d walk all over them - it was anything but.

"There’s always so many Cup upsets. I’ve been involved in them, both good and bad. These games becomes levellers. We picked a team that we felt could win the game and I’m delighted for the players that they’ve won.

"It was fantastic travelling support on a Tuesday night. Being in the second round of the competition was what they wanted and I’m delighted that we’ve delivered that for them.

"I’m delighted for Idris. He trains so hard, he works hard and he’s a great young man. To score in front of the travelling fans; they’re moments you dream about as a young lad growing up in football."

The full interview with Paul is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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