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Waghorn in: The best combined Ipswich Town XI from the last 5 years – Do you agree?



Ipswich have had a bit of an up and down couple of seasons in the EFL over the last five years.

From the heights of the top half of the Championship and a 12th placed finish to a relegation from the second tier and a battle ever since to return back to that division, the Tractor Boys have seen a mixture of success and failure.

Since being put back into League One, they have managed to keep themselves battling near the top half of the table and after some solid investment over the summer, Paul Cook will be determined to finally lead the side into the top six and back into the Championship.

Who though, from the last five years, would make it into the club’s best XI?

In goal is Bartosz Bialkowski, who was a mainstay in the side during their stint in the Championship and, in front of him, is a four-man backline of Jonas Knudsen, Luke Chambers, Luke Woolfenden and Jordan Spence.

Knudsen was an assist king when he played for Ipswich and looked sharp every time he bombed it down the left hand side of the field. Luke Chambers has led by example from the back so earns his place in this side, while Woolfenden complements him nicely. As for Jordan Spence, he was a face that was often turned to in the second tier before he left and he had some solid showings during his time with the Tractor Boys.

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In midfield is Cole Skuse and Flynn Downes. Skuse has led the club on more than one occasion and often has tried to dictate the play from the centre of the field. Flynn Downes may now be at Swansea and may still only be young but he is packed with potential and you could see that during his time at Ipswich – and that’s why he earns his spot in the team.

Moving up the field, Bersant Celina is an extremely creative outlet on the left and so earns his spot, whilst on the opposite wing Gwion Edwards gets the right wing spot. Edwards often contributed plenty in attack for the Tractor Boys in terms of both goals and assists and looked lively with the ball at his feet. In attacking midfield is Martyn Waghorn (despite the fact he plays as a striker mainly).

He once bagged 16 goals for the Tractor Boys in the second tier, an impressive haul that cements his place here.

However, he has had to be pushed further back to incorporate James Norwood, who finishes off the side. Norwood may be on the fringes of the first-team now but he was once a regular goalscorer for them, one of their best in League One.

Writer for Football League World.

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Article title: Waghorn in: The best combined Ipswich Town XI from the last 5 years – Do you agree?

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