Nobody can say Ipswich aren’t consistent, they have been in the Championship longer than any other team and last season was another average one for Mick McCarthy’s boys.
After reaching the play-offs last year and losing to Ipswich, they were expected to challenge again mostly keeping the squad together except losing Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth, but they added some talent in the shape of Jonathan Douglas and Brett Pitman, as well as the shrewd loan move for Ainsley Maitland Niles.
Daryl Murphy was the Championship’s top scorer when Ipswich reached the play-offs with 27 goals two seasons ago, but was not anywhere near as prolific last season with just 10 goals.
Goals was the major problem for Ipswich with just 53 goals, 13 less than Sheffield Wednesday who finished one place above them in the play-offs whilst Ipswich settled for 7th.
Pitman ended up the top goalscorer and McCarthy will need to add some depth in the summer with most midfield intent coming from the impressive Ryan Fraser and Jonathan Douglas, whilst Ainsley Maitland Niles had an impressive loan spell.
If Ipswich are to finally get promoted in a tough looking Championship next season they need to do some shrewd business in the loan and transfer market.
Preferably adding some striking options and defensive cover and to free up some funds they need to get rid of some deadwood in the squad.
Here are FOUR players Mick McCarthy needs to get rid of in the summer in order for Ipswich to progress…….