Ipswich Town goalkeeper Will Norris believes the quality available in Paul Lambert’s squad means that the Tractor Boys fear no one in League One, ahead of their clash with league leaders Wycombe Wanderers.
The Tractor Boys head into the game five points adrift of their opponents, following their 2-2 draw against Blackpool at Portman Road on Saturday, but Lambert’s side have two games in hand against Wycombe meaning a win on Tuesday would give them a real chance of regaining top spot over the next few weeks.
Norris has managed to establish himself as Ipswich’s first choice keeper in the league in recent weeks, having come into the side in place of Tomas Holy following back to back defeats against Accrington Stanley and Rotherham United- and the 26-year-old has helped the Tractor Boys pick up seven points from the three matches he has started.
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Speaking to Ipswich’s official club website ahead of the top of the table clash against Wycombe, Norris suggested that he believes the quality in Ipswich’s squad means they do not to fear any other side in the division, saying: “It’s clear the quality that we have and we back ourselves to beat anyone on our day.
“We’ve done our homework but with the quality we’ve got in the squad, we can’t really focus too much other than on what we’ve got in that dressing-room.
“Knowing the group that we’ve got, it’s a group that shouldn’t be where we are at the moment [in League One]. We can achieve what we want to achieve. We just need to deliver that.
“No medals are handed out at this time of the year but it’s two teams that are right up there. It’s going to be a good test for the both of us.”
Norris is right to suggest that Ipswich have a lot of quality right throughout their squad, which is a key reason why the Tractor Boys have made such a strong start to the campaign, and why they should be just focusing on themselves and producing the type of performances they should be able to in order to earn promotion.
The game against Wycombe, though, will be a real test of whether Lambert’s side have enough to pull away from the chasing pack and gain a cushion on the promotion chasers heading into the festive period – and the Tractor Boys will be wanting to close the gap to their opponents at the top of the table.
Norris has made a positive impact since coming into the side in place of Holy in recent weeks, highlighting the quality Lambert has available to him within his squad, and if Ipswich can continue to produce consistent performances then there is no reason why they should not be able to earn automatic promotion.