Ipswich Town striker James Norwood shows his worth but doubts remain over if he can stay fit for long enough
The pressure is off and the season is coming to a close.
The play-offs out of reach and all of a sudden, Town found their scoring boots, albeit against the recently-relegated Swindon.
The game finished 2-1 with James Norwood grabbing two (should have been a hat-trick), reigniting the Norwood debate.
Norwood is a decent League One striker. However, there is normally a big IF following that sentence when talking with fellow Town fans and that is IF he can stay fit.
Sadly, he hasn’t been able to do that in the last two seasons, being plagued with injuries. A decent striker he may be, but if he spends 50 per cent of the season on the treatment table, he could be the Lionel Messi of League One, it would make no difference.
Looking ahead, as a club we must get better in the summer. Swindon was followed up with the last away day of the year, a trip to mid-table Shrewsbury.
We huffed and puffed our way to a 0-0 draw against a team who hadn’t won once in the last five. If ever a display was the DVD cover of the season, this was it. Cookie’s men again seeming to take two steps back after one step forward at the weekend.
Meanwhile, across the border a quick word of congratula…do you know what? No, I can’t do it, sorry!
One thing you can always rely on though is this club’s academy to cheer us up.
While the first team have nothing to play for against Fleetwood on Sunday, the youth team are through to the FA Youth Cup semi-final and will entertain Premier League Liverpool.
It’s a game I hope to be covering on YouTube with the Match Day Ticket. So if you want to catch the game and watch with other Town fans, find us on YouTube: Home Dressing Room #itfc. Having something to play for is huge. Can this side repeat the exploits of the 2005 team?
Let’s get right behind the young side and through a screen cheer them into the final... it’s only Liverpool!