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9 October 2021

"We made hard work of the game. We'll analyse it and watch it back, but we need to be hungrier and more aggressive"

Paul Cook admitted he was slightly disappointed with today's performance, despite Town securing a 2-1 win at home to Shrewsbury.

The Blues boss was full of praise for the Blues' start to the game, though, and thought his side saw the match out well.

Conor Chaplin opened the scoring at Portman Road, with Macauley Bonne's second-half header restoring Town's advantage after Shaun Whalley had levelled for the visitors just before the half hour mark.

"The first 25 minutes or so is as good as we've played, and we scored a fantastic goal," Paul told iFollow Ipswich.

"But then we pressed a button that led to some sloppiness. We get comfortable in the game and we have to be better.

"Our fans have left today celebrating a win, but they should have seen us put Shrewsbury to the sword.

"We made hard work of the game, though. We'll analyse it and watch it back, but we need to be hungrier and more aggressive.

"What I must say is that our stadium is an absolute pleasure to be in. Our supporters are exceptional and we have to make everything more enjoyable for our fans, because we're a rollercoaster at the moment.

"There's still a lot of work to do, and we want to create good habits. For a period today, our habits were shocking and that will not be tolerated.

"What I'll promise our supporters, as I always do, is that we'll work so hard."

The full interview with Paul is available on iFollow Ipswich.

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