Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers says Blues have belief as the team ‘enjoy the ride’
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Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers says no-one at Portman Road is getting carried away by the start to the season the Blues have made – but they are ‘enjoying the ride’.
Chambers was back after injury leading the team in the home win against Bolton on Saturday. That’s five league wins out of seven for Mick McCarthy’s side – who sit in fifth place in the Championship table, with a game in hand.
Chambers accepts Town may not be the best team in the league, but in a results-driven footballing world, things are not looking too shabby for the Suffolk side right now.
And although criticism still comes, Chambers says he and his team-mates are full of belief and confidence.
“In this day and age criticism comes from all angles, everyone has their own opinion on games,” Chambers said.
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“But if you can’t enjoy a time when you win five out of seven, regardless of how you played, regardless of who you have beaten, when can you enjoy your football?
“There is still question marks over us. But last season I can’t remember us winning two in a row, this season we have already won four in a row. That’s pretty unheard of in this division.
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“We have got off to a great start and want to continue that. Confidence is there, we have got belief. The squad is, for me, stronger than it has been for a while and we have still got players to come back into the squad.
“But we are not getting carried away, we’re enjoying the ride. We are not the best team in the league, but we are a team full of grafters, a team full of fighters, a team full of people who want to go to places and upset them, make it a battle, make us a tough team to play against.”
Chambers and his team-mates know they will be in for a battle on Saturday as they travel to league leaders Leeds United, who only lost their first Championship game of the season on Saturday – to Millwall.
“We are looking forward to Leeds,” Chambers said.
“They lost at the weekend to Millwall. It’s a crazy division, anyone can beat anyone. We went to Millwall and beat them. Other teams have gone there and found it difficult to play against them.
“It shows anyone can beat anyone on their day. It shows regardless of performance, regardless of all the possession, all the shots, it’s about taking your chances.
“At the moment we are taking our chances and at the weekend we kept a clean sheet.”