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Matt Holland makes honest claim about Ipswich Town’s hopes for the 2022/23 campaign

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Former Ipswich Town player Matt Holland has admitted that he believes that the club will experience a positive 2022/23 campaign under the guidance of manager Kieran McKenna.

The Blues are set to participate in the third-tier again after being forced to settle for an 11th place finish in the standings earlier this year.

Despite showing some real signs of promise following the arrival of McKenna, Ipswich were unable to launch a serious push for a place in the play-offs.

McKenna has already made some alterations to his squad this summer.

As well as opting to part ways with four senior players, the Blues boss has swooped for Freddie Ladapo and Dominic Ball.

Ladapo has signed a three-year deal at Portman Road whilst Ball recently put pen to paper on a two-year deal following his release from Queens Park Rangers.

With the new season set to get underway next month, Ipswich will be keen to add some more fresh faces to their squad in the not-too-distant future.

Making reference to the 2022/23 campaign, Holland has admitted that he believes it will be a positive season for Ipswich.

Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times, Holland said: “My feeling is this will be a really good season.

“I really hope this is the season we are promoted.

“I don’t care how it happens, whether it’s automatically or the play-offs, I just want to see us back in the Championship as soon as possible.

“I want to see us go further than that.

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“I think this club is going places.

“I think we’re in a position now where we are ready to go forwards.

“The building blocks are in place.”

The Verdict

Having brought a feel-good factor back to Portman Road earlier this year, there is no reason why McKenna cannot go on to oversee a push for promotion next season.

As well as being able to call upon the services of some classy operators who produced positive performances in the previous campaign for the club, McKenna has made a strong start to the transfer window.

Ball will fancy his chances of delivering the goods in a lower division after making 90 appearances for QPR in the Championship during his time at the club.

Ladapo meanwhile has provided an impressive total of 59 direct goal contributions in the third-tier in his career and thus could provide the firepower that Ipswich will need to achieve success at this level.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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