Ipswich Town have been busy in this summer’s transfer market getting players to Portman Road that head coach Paul Hurst believes are good enough to bolster their squad, and get them back in promotion contention.
The acquisition of players like Trevor Chalobah, Gwion Edwards, Jordan Roberts and Ellis Harrison shows the intent of Ipswich Town over the summer, and now it is up to the players to show that on the pitch.
Hurst, who took over managerial duties at the Tractor Boys from Mick McCarthy in May this year, hasn’t been afraid to put faith in the youth so far this season.
Whilst the new players settle in, results haven’t quite been what the Ipswich faithful would have been hoping for thus far, having picked up just two points from the opening four fixtures, and lingering dangerously above the relegation zone.
But, it is still early days to be considering that far ahead, so we are looking back and discussing what the worst decision made by Ipswich Town over the last three months.
It might stretch a little outside the three months, but having Paul Hurst replacing someone like Mick McCarthy could be a bad move, it’s certainly a real gamble.
Hurst is a great manager, who in the future will do really well.
However, McCarthy had over achieved at Portman Road, and in the coming months, I think Ipswich might regret not having him at the helm.
But, they’ve made their bed and need to stick with Hurst, who in time, could do an even better job than McCarthy.
Whilst it may be a long shot, signing Trevor Chalobah on a permanent deal could be incredible business for the Tractor Boys.
Wages and transfer fee may have been an issue, but Chalobah could be a top player in the future, and securing him on a longer, permanent deal could make them a lot of money in the future.
Trevor’s brother, Nathaniel, has gone on to be a top class Premier League central midfielder, and Trevor is showing all the right signs to follow in his footsteps.