After many attempts, Ipswich Town finally got off the mark at home for the season – and they did it in the most emphatic way possible.
For a team with the squad they have on paper, being in 21st position was a catastrophic underachievement, even at this early stage of the season, and Paul Cook needed to find the solution fast if he wanted to get his side up the table and towards the promotion places.
It does now seem like he’s gone some way towards addressing some issues as lowly Doncaster Rovers found out just how ruthless the Tractor Boys can be on their day.
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Town were 2-0 up at half-time through Macauley Bonne and Lee Evans goals but it was a period of the match between the 70th and 80th minutes where they ran absolutely rampant.
Another four goals were plundered in during those 10 minutes as Bonne netted again, George Edmundson got on the scoresheet and Evans scored another two to complete his hat-trick.
The drubbing of Rovers coincided with a debut for Sam Morsy, who was a late transfer window signing and one that looked like was needed.
Having completed a three-match ban, the Egypt international made his first appearance last night and immediately made an impression whilst also taking the captain’s armband, and fans have been hailing his first performance in the blue shirt.
— Karl Brooks (@KarlBrooks91) September 28, 2021
Thank you Boro. No idea why you let him go 🙌🙌 https://t.co/IxSbIrF22k
— Holly (@Hmq_itfc_1996) September 29, 2021
Played on a different level to everyone else tonight, exactly what we have needed.
— Lee Anderson (@leeando70) September 28, 2021
Decent player looked good last night great touches and awareness just what we needed in the middle of the pitch 👏🏼
— c (@ludders28) September 29, 2021
Bossed it tonight Samy! Our 👑
— Alex (@ITFC_Alex) September 28, 2021
Superb – the final piece of the puzzle we’ve been waiting for 👌🏻
— Kyle Roper (@KyleRoper16) September 28, 2021
We just need to keep him available. Free from injury and bans he is a game changer.
— Martin C (@Martin_C67) September 29, 2021
Egyptian King 👑
— Tractor Boy (@TractorFromNFK) September 28, 2021
Cook put a hell of a lot of pressure on Sam Morsy with some of his quotes, and I was worried he’d struggle to deal with it
My god was I wrong. I’ve watched 45 minutes of him and he’s absolutely bloody quality. Makes it look easy, oozes class
Can see why Cook adores him #itfc
— 𝙄𝙥𝙨𝙬𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝘾𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 (@IpswichCulture) September 28, 2021