Date: 30th March 2017 at 5:46pm
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The prospect of both Tom Lawrence and David McGoldrick missing out on Saturday is cause for real concern, given our loss of form and vulnerable league position.

We cannot take anything for granted these days and knowing the way manager Mick McCarthy lines up both home and away, our next two home matches against Birmingham City on April Fools Day and the one against Wigan Athletic this coming Tuesday, are not recommended for those of us with dodgy tickers!

The said, watching Ipswich these days means you have more chance of falling asleep than suffering from a cardiac arrest. We do need wins however and which ever way they transpire should help to settle those nerves a little.

I am not going to go over the usual misgivings I have about the manager and his tactics – or indeed lament for too long on the worst season I have witnessed in living memory but instead try to concentrate on what a positive impact a win would have – in whatever shape or form it takes?

This is when all of us as true blue supporters must rally around and get behind the team – regardless of the one Mick McCarthy picks. Making some positive noise would certainly help I feel because the squad as a whole is so low on confidence right now.

We all know that we have no easy games coming up and many of the teams we are up against are fighting for their Championship lives. Birmingham have slumped dramatically and Wigan are even worse off as things stand so we too will have to fight for every point, if we are to pull clear of the drop zone quickly.

Two wins from our next two games at Portman Road would be a wonderful achievement given our current plight but I think realistically one win and a draw would probably suffice. Two more draws would be disastrous and one draw and a loss unthinkable.

Any other nightmarish scenarios are at this stage, not even worth a mention.

Frank Weston – Editor of Vital Ipswich


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