Well, not me for starters – although a few cynics amongst us, and our foes from across the border, may like to think as much. Let’s face it, it is a very nice feeling to be perched on top of the League One table and with clear daylight between ourselves and the chasing pack. Yes, it is early days but few of us could have expected such an excellent start.
We must be on our guard though because are nearest rivals both lost at the weekend to sides you might think that they could have beaten. Lincoln lost at home to Bristol Rovers, which makes our two victories against them in September all the more satisfying. If you recall, we began the season by thumping Rovers in the EFL Trophy 3-0 at Portman Road and then went to their place and won again! On Friday, there was another shock, as undefeated Hull City lost at Fleetwood 4-1 in a game they never looked likely to get anything from.
It could be argued that we have been lucky with the fixtures so far, but you can only beat what is in front of you, and I am truly delighted for all those loyal Town fans who have suffered for so long, and the management team in general. Manager Paul Lambert must have known that anything but a good start would make his job a lot harder, and although he is not out of the woods yet, by any stretch of the imagination, he has done very well so far and with a catalogue of injuries to contend with.
On Saturday at Portman Road, Ipswich Town face Accrington Stanley, and we know from last season just how good they can be on their day. A home victory is vital if we are to sustain this momentum, and as I have said on many occasions before, it is imperative we maintain momentum if we want to continue this promising early season form.
Lambert may just have a few selection problems for this one that might be a joy behold. Jon Nolan and Stephen Ward might be available again and Keanen Bennetts ( who scored today in the 0-2 under 23 win at Colchester) and Kayden Jackson, will be looking to play some part in proceedings as well.