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‘Not a chance’, ‘Why not?’ – Can this duo help fire Ipswich Town to a top-six spot this season?



Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich Town find themselves situated in eighth spot in the Sky Bet Championship as its stands.

The Tractorboys were tipped by many people to be contenders for relegation, but right now, it looks like they’ll be battling in the higher echelons of the Championship.

Summer signings Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner are performing very well for the East Anglian side, and they are looking like two very shrewd acquisitions by McCarthy.

But do these two former Rangers strikers have the firepower to help Ipswich earn a top six spot come May next year?

The writers here at Football League World give their view…..

George Dagless

Not a chance.

Ipswich are a decent side make no mistake and they’ve shown some positive signs but they need more than Garner and Waghorn.

The pair have started brightly this season but there needs to be more goals across the pitch and until they do that they won’t be getting near the top six.

Alfie Burns

Why not?

Garner and Waghorn have enjoyed a magnificent start to the season, helping Ipswich Town surprise many.

The duo are supported in the goalscoring department by David McGoldrick, and whilst it is hard to see any of the trio scoring 25+ goals individually, collectively they should score enough to put Ipswich in top-six contention.

Chris Gallagher

The two former Rangers players have played in the Championship before and failed to deliver, so this start won’t last.

Neither will have improved dramatically whilst at Ibrox, and they’re not young kids who you can excuse with age.

Quite simply, these pair, and Ipswich, have hit a purple patch early on and it won’t last. Expect the goals to dry up and the Tractor Boys to fall down the table.

Adam Simeoni

This pair have silenced their critics.

Ipswich were mocked for bringing the Rangers duo to Portman Road, but the pair have been two of the best in the division since their move south of the border.

Whether two men are enough to fire a side into the top six at this level remains to be seen, but Ipswich certainly have a shot if they can both hit the 15 goal mark this term.