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19 February 2022

"I have said on record that his attitude and personality has really impressed me"

Kieran McKenna described this afternoon's 3-0 victory over Burton Albion as a 'pleasing performance' and said he was particularly delighted for Kayden Jackson, who opened the scoring at Portman Road.

After Kayden had fired the Blues in front inside 60 seconds, the forward then provided assists for Wes Burns and Bersant Celina, who capped off a fine performance in Suffolk.

"The first half was a difficult game, as we thought it would be," Kieran told iFollow Ipswich.

"Burton threw the kitchen sink at us and tried to win possession high up the pitch, but when we got the ball down we provided a threat. We had to deal with spells of pressure, but we were confident that the intensity would die down and they wouldn't manage to match us over 90 minutes.

"The intensity did die down as we thought it would, but we kept our quality and we created some good chances.

"What was very important was the quick start. An early goal changes the complexion of the game and gives you extra confidence. Burton then had to chase the game at times, which left space - the second goal is a prime example of that. 

"I was confident at 1-0 that we would continue to create chances and in the second half we were well in control. We knew if we kept playing our football the second goal, which took the game away from Burton, would come.

"I'm delighted for Kayden as well. I have said on record that his attitude and personalilty has really impressed me. I've also been really impressed with him in training and the early goal today gave him an extra boost that translated into the rest of the performance."

The full interview with Kieran is available to watch on iFollow Ipswich.

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