Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘How we would take mid-table mediocrity now’

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward
Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward
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Just a few weeks ago, many were bemoaning the fact we looked set to finish the season mid table.

How we would take that now.

There is much to question both on and off the pitch at our club. But those in the ground for these two massive games need to do all they can to help spur us on to safety.

This past weekend was the first in a long time I actually looked forward to an international break — and I think it came at a good time for Ipswich Town, too.

Sitting just five points above the bottom three, we welcome Birmingham City (18th) on Saturday, and Wigan on Tuesday (23rd), to Portman Road.

Win these two, and I think we will have more than enough in the tank to avoid a relegation battle.

However, failing to get at least four points could put serious doubt over our Championship status.

It’s time our players found the spirit and determination of 2014/15.

Some argue relegation could be a good thing — Southampton went down, eventually got back up, and they have made a cup final and played in Europe regularly. A season in League One also benefited Norwich City.

Fans of Oldham, Coventry, Swindon, Charlton, Blackpool, Bradford and Plymouth would tell you a different story.

And if I could make one plea to fans — whatever your feelings are towards Mick McCarthy, Ian Milne, or Marcus Evans — it would be to give the players on the pitch as much support as possible until we are safe.

There is much to question both on and off the pitch at our club. But those in the ground for these two massive games need to do all they can to help spur us on to safety.

I was also very disappointed to read last week the club will not U-turn on their controversial season ticket prices.

I would like think when they see the number of people who haven’t renewed, they will have a change of heart.