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Lee Evans makes confident Ipswich Town claim as McKenna eyes promotion

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After sealing a point in their first game of the League One season against Bolton, Lee Evans has told the East Anglian Daily Times that he feels Ipswich have a squad capable of being ‘brilliant’ even in rotation.

Evans even said that he feels most positions in the side are capable of bagging the goals for the club – something that any promotion chasing club needs.

Even with the side as early favourites for the League One title, they were unable to take more than a point from Bolton on the opening weekend. The two clubs tried to break the deadlock in the fixture but had to settle for a draw.

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However, boss Kieran McKenna turned Ipswich into a solid outfit when he took the reins last season and he’ll be hoping that he can seal a potential promotion from League One this time around. He couldn’t take them into the play-offs last term but this season, the manager will want an automatic promotion instead.

It’s clear the players at Portman Road feel they are capable of that too, as now Lee Evans has claimed that his side have a good squad rotation and are able to score goals throughout the team. Evans himself can score goals, having notched at least two per season since the player was at Wigan in the Championship.

Now, speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times about his side, the player admitted his club can be ‘brilliant’ throughout the team even when the first-team is rotated. He said: “We have got goals from all around the team. You can see our bench and the players that the manager can bring on, especially in those forward positions, is a brilliant weapon for us.

“To be able to freshen it up after 60 minutes is great and the five subs make a massive difference. As the manager has alluded to, there will be rotation so you have just got to get your head around that. You know with five subs that you’ve got more chance of coming on and making the impact that he wants.

“We look good, we know we will score goals.”

The Verdict

Ipswich under boss Kieran McKenna look a very good team and they were arguably one of the best in League One when he took charge of the club.

They have a talented squad and Lee Evans is probably right in his claim that the side are capable of both scoring goals throughout the team and that they have good options available to them in rotation too. They have a number of good players in most positions.

Even with the side only managing a draw in the first game of the season, it was still a solid point and will be a good block on which the club and boss McKenna can continue to pick up points from and continue to try and push for a promotion.

If the side can show how talented Evans says they are, then they are definite promotion favourites this season.


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