Ipswich Town will face off against Oldham in the FA Cup on Tuesday night and forward Conor Chaplin doesn’t just want to beat their opponents in midweek but wants to go as far into the tournament as possible, as reported by East Anglian Daily Times.
The striker has begun to feature more regularly for the Tractor Boys this year and is rewarding the faith in him from Paul Cook with goals.
In just ten games so far this campaign, he has six goal contributions so far – which is a solid return for a side determined to push towards the promotion places in the third tier.
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Chaplin though isn’t just thinking of a potential promotion back into the Championship but of a solid cup run too, telling the East Anglian Daily Times that he ‘loves a cup run.’
The Tractor Boys could certainly launch a solid one with a win over Oldham in midweek. However, after being held to a draw with the Latics last week, they will be careful not to write off their opponents already.
Speaking about the FA Cup though, Chaplin said: “Everyone loves a cup run and the players are certainly no different. I don’t really believe in different cup competitions being a distraction for the league.
“I believe that winning as a culture for a football club is a positive. Winning football matches breeds confidence.”
Chaplin will certainly be full of confidence himself after his performances so far this year and with the side now pushing further up the League One table, another win here in the cup would certainly make the team believe that they can go far in all competitions this season.
Conor Chaplin is proving to be a useful option in attack for Ipswich so far this year and he’ll want to make another good impression in the cup this week. If he can bag another goal, then he’ll be staking a real claim for a permanent starting berth in the side.
While Ipswich could certainly do with focusing on the league and a potential promotion, a cup run could be good for them. It could draw in more fans that could eventually stay on and watch the Tractor Boys in their bid for third tier promotion this season if they impress.