Ipswich Town boss Paul Cook has told the club’s official website that he still believes that his side can make the play-offs this season after the Tractor Boys were held to a 0-0 draw by a struggling Rochdale yesterday.
The East Anglian outfit failed to register a shot on target throughout the 90 minutes against their lowly opponents and as a result find themselves cut three points adrift of the top six places at the time of writing.
With just eight games to go, the Portman Road club now face a tough ask to make up ground on Lincoln City in sixth place, with the Imps holding a game in hand over Cook’s men.
However, speaking after the game, the Ipswich boss was in defiant mood and stated the following about his team’s current situation:
“The reality is that we take a point away and we move onto a game next week against MK Dons that we’ve got to try and win. If we want to get into the play-offs then we have to try to win. We’ve got to stay as positive as we can.
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“We’re still in with a chance. Can we win enough games to get into the play-offs? I still believe we can.”
The Tractor Boys now face Milton Keynes in their next league game before facing the likes of AFC Wimbledon twice, Swindon and Shrewsbury Town before the campaign is out in what appears to be a favourable run of games on paper.
Ipswich are more than capable of making up ground on Lincoln and the rest of the top six and the most frustrating thing is that they have the squad to do just that.
The talent they have in the team is ridiculously high for a team in League One and the fact they are in this situation speaks volumes about how badly they’ve stuttered this term.
Cook is a manager who knows what it takes to get out of this division and for me they have the best man possible to try and help them achieve their goal.
He was brought in with the aim of getting promotion and it’s still all to play for with eight games left to go in what has been a quite frankly crazy season in the third tier.