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20 October 2021

Left-footed forward on his winning return to Fratton Park

Conor Chaplin paid tribute to both sets of supporters after scoring the second goal in Town's 4-0 victory at Portsmouth last night. 

Macauley Bonne had opened the scoring late in the first half with Sone Aluko and Wes Burns also on target at Fratton Park. 

Conor made way for Rekeem Harper shortly after Town's fourth goal and received a standing ovation from all four sides of the ground, having began his career at Pompey.

"That was special," the 24-year-old told iFollow Ipswich.

"I love coming back and playing here, it’s such a good stadium.

"It was a really good night and it was really pleasing for the lads. Hopefully we can kick on and take that on to Saturday.

"Our fans were unbelievable, travelling in some numbers for a Tuesday night. We just thank them and hopefully we can give them a good result on Saturday. 

"I love these Portsmouth fans. They treated me really well when I was here and have treated me just as well since I left. That was a touch of class from them and our fans were unbelievable for the whole night. That’s testament to both sets of fans."

Reflecting on his goal, which was one of two assists from Janoi Donacien, Conor added: "JD has done brilliantly. We’re getting a really good relationship with each other in terms of passing lanes and crossing.

"There was a little bit of eye contact so as soon as he’s gone to put the ball in the box, I’ve darted in front of my man and got a solid contact on the ball which was really good to see."

The full interview with Conor is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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