Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has revealed that he wants players to arrive in January who have experience at Championship level.
The Tractor Boys currently sit rock-bottom of the second-tier with 21 matches played, with the winter window looking set to be absolutely crucial if he is to turn the club’s season around.
“Ideally we want players that know this league in January,” Lambert told his pre-match press conference.
“I don’t mind young lads coming in, but predominantly we need players that know the league.”
Lambert was brought to Portman Road after summer appointment Paul Hurst was sacked after 14 games and just one victory, a 3-2 success against Swansea City.
Ipswich suffered their fourth straight defeat last weekend when they were comfortably beaten 2-0 by Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.
That win at the Liberty Stadium remains the club’s only of the season with Lambert no doubt desperate to pick up three points when they host Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Lambert seems to be very happy with the way his side have performed in recent weeks, despite losing all but two of his matches in charge.
But not bringing in new faces in January would be a ridiculous risk. Paul Hurst’s approach of bringing in young players from League One and Two was an admirable one and could well have worked at a more stable club.
Ipswich are far from that, however, and need people at the club who can get results at this level.
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