Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has praised the performance of Danny Rowe in the win at Rochdale last night, claiming that his decisive goals was a deserved reward for the form he has shown all season.
The Tractor Boys powered themselves to the top of League One with back-to-back away wins, with their most recent coming at Spotland Road last night.
Rowe’s second-half strike was the difference between the two sides as Lambert’s men picked up their fifth 1-0 win of the season already.
It was the 27-year-old’s first goal for the club and Lambert stated that his winner was totally deserved given his performances this season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Lambert started: “I’m delighted for Danny. He has been brilliant all season and that goal was just reward for what he has done this year.”
On the win itself, Lambert cited the great relationship between everyone at the club as a catalyst for their continued success.
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“We were brilliant in the second half. This is a difficult place to come because of the way the ground is but I thought, particularly in the second half, we were brilliant today.
“The chemistry between the guys and the feeling between the staff and the supporters is really high so coming here, we knew we had to go for the win.
“We are a good team. We are a team that are still learning and growing. We have a lot of young guys too and the chemistry we have is really good. In this moment, we are in a really good place.”
The side move away from League One football in their next match and instead have to switch their focus to their FA Cup first-round draw with Lincoln City at Portman Road.
Winning narrowly when you are not at your best is a sign of a good team and Lambert keeps finding ways of doing exactly that with this Ipswich side.
This, combined with the quality of players bracing through their squad, makes them serious contenders for the League One title.
As for Rowe, he has to continue scoring now. Even though he may have been performing well, he will know he hadn’t done enough in terms of goals and assists so it will be a big relief to get his first goal and the challenge is to build on that.
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