James Norwood has played a massive role in helping Ipswich Town lead the way in the Sky Bet League One table after 11 matches, making a real impact since arriving from Tranmere Rovers in the summer.
The 28-year-old has scored five goals in his first 11 league games for the Tractor Boys, winning the PFA Player of the Month award for August after an impressive period of form in front of goal.
Norwood has, so far, lived up to expectations placed upon his shoulders after an outstanding season with Tranmere Rovers last term – the striker scored 32 goals in all competitions, before making the move to Portman Road.
The former Tranmere man will be looking to replicate last season’s form as he looks to help fire Ipswich towards promotion this time around, which is undoubtedly the aim for Lambert’s men.
It has been a tough couple of seasons for Ipswich, who plummeted into the third tier after a dire campaign last term.
Plenty of big clubs have found themselves playing in League One before, though, with Premier League sides Southampton and Leicester City previously finding themselves down there.
But whilst the pain may be massive in the short term, fans are hoping that it gives the club to regrow and rebuild, and rise up the leagues just like the aforementioned clubs.
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Speaking to Ipswich Fanzone about whether Ipswich have the quality and the potential to climb the leagues, Norwood said: “Yeah, absolutely. I’ve been there and done that.
“It’s merely a case of just getting back in the Championship and building for the Premier League. The gaffer is ambitious, the players are ambitious, and we have a lot of talent in this squad.
“For me, it’s not a question.”
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