Chambers: There’s no way we’ll be thinking that Leeds will be an easy game

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers insists no-one at the club will be taking their foot off the gas.

The Blues surged into second spot in the Championship table following an impressive month of November which included wins over Blackpool, Wolves, Watford and Charlton, as well as a hard-fought draw at high-flying Bournemouth.

It’s the club’s best 19-game start to a Championship campaign in a decade, but the fixtures don’t get any easier.

Tomorrow, Leeds United – who beat table-toppers Derby last weekend – are at Portman Road. Then it’s a trip to a Bolton outfit rejuvenated under new boss Neil Lennon, followed by the visit of fifth-placed Middlesbrough, leading into an away game against a red-hot Brentford side who have just won five in a row to go third.

“There might be a few coming on Saturday that see where we are in the table, see where Leeds are in the table (15th) and think ‘this is going to be an easy win’. Well we certainly aren’t thinking like that,” said Chambers.

“We know we have to be right on our game and right on top of them from the first whistle. No-one is taking their foot off the gas or taking anything for granted, trust me.

“Being in the top two won’t change our approach or mind-set. We’re there to be shot at now and we’re fully prepared for that challenge.”

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The Blues defender, whose post-match fist-pump celebrations towards the fans have become his trademark, continued: “People usually say look at the league after 10 games. Well it will be 20 after Saturday so I think we have shown we’re not up there by luck.

“I don’t want us to get too carried away though. We’re in great form, there’s real positivity about the place, but we know that there are always plenty of ups and downs.

“We have to remember that this league is very, very tight. We’re up there at the minute, but we know it only takes a couple of draws and you can find yourself back down in sixth or seventh. We’re fully aware of that.

“The gaffer always keeps us on an even keel. We know that every game is different and that it’s about maintaining consistency.”

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