"We want lads that are chomping at the bit and, if selected, are ready to play"
Paul Cook says that Macauley Bonne has made it impossible for him to leave him out of the side.
The Ipswich-born striker is Town's top goalscorer this term, netting eight, and has won the Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for both August and September.
With Joe Pigott and Conor Chaplin taking their opportunity in midweek by both finding the back of the net against Gillingham in the Papa John's Trophy, Paul was full of praise for his attacking options.
“Macauley has come in and just taken the jersey," said Town's boss.
"He has made it impossible to be left out.
"Macauley has been one of the big pluses for us in terms of, 'when I get my chance, I’ll take it and I will keep it'. That makes it hard for the other strikers at the Club to get in.
"It’s great for Joe, though, to get a goal on Tuesday. Joe is a lovely lad and he’s a really confident boy. It was good for him and Chaplin to get on the pitch the other night.
"For all of these lads, it’s how you train and how you play. What Joe did on Tuesday night is exactly what those players should do.
"He’s shown me that he’s ready if I need him to play and that’s what we want at this Club. We want lads that are chomping at the bit and, if selected, are ready to play."