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2 tweaks Paul Cook could make to the Ipswich Town XI to face Bolton on Saturday

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Ipswich Town will be looking to pick up their first Sky Bet League One win of the season this weekend as they play host to Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road. 

The Tractor Boys have been through a summer of mass change under the guidance of their manager Paul Cook and newly installed CEO Mark Ashton, with a host of new players coming through the door in East Anglia.

Bringing in the likes of Joe Pigott, Kyle Edwards and Scott Fraser has risen expectations for third tier outfit and they will be hoping that their ruthless recruitment drive will result in them gaining promotion back to the Championship next year.

With so many new faces having been brought into the squad, Cook will certainly have some decisions to make when the Trotters come to town this weekend.

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Here, we take a look at TWO tweaks Cook could make to his starting eleven against Bolton this Saturday…

Walton in for Hladky?

As part of their summer recruitment drive, Ipswich brought in two new goalkeepers in the form of Vaclav Hladky and Christian Walton from Salford City and Brighton and Hove Albion respectively.

The two shot stoppers will now be expected to go toe to toe for the spot of being Town’s number on choice between the sticks, with Tomas Holy seemingly surplus to requirements under the Cook regime.

Walton will no doubt be looking to start every week whilst on loan from the Seagulls and it appears likely that he could get the nod against Bolton.

His large frame and good commanding of the penalty area should certainly help to firm things up at the back for the Tractor Boys.

Barry in for Edwards?

The Aston Villa loanee has come in to play games and will surely be banging on Cook’s door and asking why he isn’t starting yet at Portman Road.

He started on the bench against AFC Wimbledon but could now come into the side if the Ipswich boss looks to switch to a front two in order to instil some more potency into the side.

Pairing with him with someone of the size and stature of Joe Pigott could see the Tractor Boys carry a lot more of a threat up top.

Barry is capable of drifting into the channels and getting in behind, which is something that the team has been lacking during these opening stage of the campaign.


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