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CHRISTIAN AHEAD OF WIGAN CLASH

18 April 2022

"It breeds a lot of confidence throughout the team so I want to get back to that"

Christian Walton hopes that Town can put together another run of clean sheets in the final three fixtures of the campaign. 

In the nine games from early February to the middle of March, the Blues conceded just one goal, setting a record for the Club with 534 minutes without the opposition finding the back of the net. 

Christian and his colleagues also matched a Town record of five successive clean sheets in that period, but Town go into Tuesday night's match with top of the table Wigan having conceded one goal in each of their last three outings.

"It’s disappointing to concede in the last three games because I feel like we have been on top for most of those matches and haven’t been under too much pressure," the goalkeeper told iFollow Ipswich.

"We now have to make sure over the next three games that we’re bang on it and defend as well as we can in order to keep clean sheets.

"Clean sheets are massive at this level. It breeds a lot of confidence throughout the team so I want to get back to that. 

"If we can pick up three good results, especially with one of those being against top of the league, it can put us in a good place going into pre-season and ahead of next season."

Defender Elkan Baggott replaced the suspended Cameron Burgess for what was the 19-year-old's league debut on Saturday against Rotherham, with Christian adding: "He was really good.

"It’s not an easy game to make your league debut in. We were going up against one of the top teams in the league who are physical, play a lot of long balls and are dangerous from set plays. 

"For him to come in and do as well as he did is a big thing for himself, so he should take massive confidence from that. He’s a great lad. I actually didn’t really know how young he was because of how tall he is, but he’s only 19 and has done really well."

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