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Aluko: A Productive Period
Friday, 7th Jan 2022 15:20

Forward Sone Aluko says the Blues’ recent spell without a game has been a productive period as new manager Kieran McKenna has sought to instil his ideas into the squad on the training ground.

Town’s last match was the 1-0 home victory over Wycombe on December 29th in McKenna’s first game in charge with the Boxing Day fixture at Gillingham - which was subsequently rescheduled for tomorrow - and Lincoln City’s visit to Portman Road both postponed due to Covid cases at the opposition clubs.

The lack of matches has given McKenna unexpected time to work with the players at Playford Road, which Aluko says has been beneficial.

“The sessions have been good and we have had a week or so to build up to the game this weekend,” the 32-year-old told iFollow Ipswich.

“We've been working on a few things and we've got to know the manager more as well. We're understanding what he wants from us and what he wants to see in our patterns of play, which is really good. It's been a productive period and I think we have used the time well.

“You have to play the hand you're dealt and we had a game called off so the main thing to do was use the extra time on the training pitch.

“Kieran has been learning about us as well and it will be the same once we get back into the matches.

“The style of training has been different and enjoyable, and as a team we are taking it on board.

“We're expecting a tough one tomorrow. Style-wise I think there are similarities to Wycombe and it will be a good battle.

“We have to manage the game as well as we can and try to win our individual battles, and then hopefully show our quality.”

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Karlosfandangal added 17:40 - Jan 7
It might be a blessing in disguise’s we have had the games postponed. Got some players back from COVID and injury and time to practice McKenna’s ideas.

Next 4 games are winnable so if Town are serious of promotion we need to win these games.

shakytown added 07:12 - Jan 8
We not only need to win them we need to be convincing doing so or the season is really shot to bits 12 points or its done for the year.

SpiritOfJohn added 08:49 - Jan 8
All games are 'winnable', as we showed against Wycombe if our attitude is right and we respect the opposition's strengths and exploit their weaknesses, but let's take one game at a time. There is no point piling additional pressure on ourselves by targeting 4 wins against the so-called 'weaker' teams. Every opposition bring unique challenges and it looks like McKenna could have the wherewithal to deal with them.
Cook was the last man to bang on about 3 wins in eight days and it didn't work out that well for him.

OliveR16 added 10:25 - Jan 8
Each game is winnable.
This is not the same as all games are winnable.
Fans that can't understand the difference are doomed to be frustrated for life.

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