Ipswich Town must take six points from two Easter fixtures to keep promotion hopes alive
The Beatles sang ‘Love Is All You Need’. Well right now I’d quite like six points and some momentum from this busy Easter period.
As I write this, however, I simply just have hope. Hope that something finally falls into place for Paul Cook and his Ipswich side.
I wrote last week about how our manager needs to be flexible in his approach, and boy was that evident on Saturday when Town drew 0-0 with Wigan.
Let us put that into context. Wigan, who only recently left administration. Wigan, who sold some of their most promising talent. Wigan, who have conceded 64 goals. Yes, 64 goals! Yet Ipswich could only muster four shots on target, not one of which I can remember.
We now have; Jackson fit, Hawkins returning to fitness and arguably (and often called so by the Talking Town podcast community), Ipswich’s best striker, James Norwood. Two of the three mentioned took Town to first in the table a year or so ago.
So as you read this, I hope Cook has found a formula following his second full week on the training ground.
I hope Cook finds a way to not just create chances for our strikers but that our strikers fulfil their obligation and find the net. Let us hope our flair players finally get creative and make chances.
But just as (if not more) important, I hope that as you read this, we are on course for a perfect Easter of six points and plenty of eggs!
We need seven wins from 10. Grabbing two wins here may, and I stress, MAY, end up making the point away at Wigan a decent one.
I hope for six points this Easter. While my ‘Across The Border’ colleague will be writing about promotion parties and Premier League stadium guides, I hope my club can put together a mammoth 10 games that can put us in with a shout of the play-offs.
The sad truth, however, is that the season could be over by the time I write next week’s column. Until next time...