It was another disappointing night at the office for Ipswich Town last night as life under Paul Cook isn’t going quite to plan.
They may have been unbeaten in four matches going into their clash with AFC Wimbledon, but three of them were draws and in the 0-0’s against Rochdale and MK Dons, the Suffolk side couldn’t muster up a shot on target.
And there was more misery to be had against the Dons, as the hosts raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half through Will Nightingale and Jack Rudoni headers.
Preston North End loanee Josh Harrop was then sent off for Ipswich just moments after Rudoni’s goal, which killed off any chances of a fightback from the visitors in the second half.
Wimbledon dominated with the extra man and they sealed the victory late on through Ryan Longman, delivering a major blow to Ipswich’s play-off challenge.
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It was a poor team effort and Paul Cook made no secret that he felt let down by his squad, hinting that he will be making major changes this summer, and one of the more disappointing players was Stephen Ward.
The Irish veteran was playing at left-wing-back and lost possession 15 times during the match (Sofascore), with many Tractor Boys fans believing he’s not cut out to wear their shirt – check out some of their reactions.
Stephen Ward will be working in Halfords this time next year #ITFC
— Reuser Premiership (@RPremiership) April 13, 2021
How was Stephen Ward a premier league footballer? He can’t defend and gets a nosebleed if he tries to cross the halfway line #itfc
— Alex Brett (@AlexBrett92) April 13, 2021
Ward new what he was doing in pre season. Used up 12 months worth of performances in a couple of games to get a deal. Another year on 3 or 4 k a week, daylight robbery #ITFC
— Andy Severn (@greeny_009) April 13, 2021
Get ward off, I'd rather play with 9 men!!!! #itfc
— Luke Wickham (@LukeWickham4) April 13, 2021
Stephen Ward has to be one of the poorest left backs I have seen at this club #itfc
— Mark Page (@markpage_itfc) April 13, 2021
The one thing I'm thankful for this season is never having to watch Stephen Ward play in person #itfc
— Justin (@Justin__Herbert) April 13, 2021
There is no way Myles Kenlock can be worse than Stephen Ward
One of the worst signings of the Lambert era #itfc
— Steve Wightman (@WightmanSteve) April 13, 2021
Stephen Ward is so, so past it. Feel for him but he is so bad! #ITFC
— Ben Notley (@BenNotley) April 13, 2021
Stephen ward should be done now #itfc
— Matt Temple (@mtemple80) April 13, 2021