Ipswich Town stand-in skipper Cole Skuse, reacts to 2-0 victory over Brentford

Nico Yennaris and Cole Skuse in action during the Ipswich Town v Brentford match.. Picture: STEVE

Nico Yennaris and Cole Skuse in action during the Ipswich Town v Brentford match.. Picture: STEVEWALLER www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Stand-in skipper Cole Skuse was delighted with another victory for Ipswich Town, the Blues recording their fifth straight win at the start of the season, their fourth in the league.

Goals from Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner handed Town the three points, the hosts riding their luck in the first half - Bartosz Bialkowski making a number of fine saves and Nico Yennaris hitting the bar.

Skuse was captain in the place of Luke Chambers, who was ruled out in midweek through injury, and the midfielder said: “We are definitely enjoying ourselves and it’s a bit different to last season which was topsy-turvy and we didn’t string two results together until the tail-end of the season.

“We are not getting ahead of ourselves, we have got a couple of more games to go, one in the cup and one in the league, before we have a little (international) break and then we will go again after that.”

Town’s form is all the more impressive given the team’s lengthy injury list, which sees Mick McCarthy without an established centre-back and with several midfielders out.

Today, Town fielded four full-backs, four strikers, a midfielder and a winger outfield, yet still emerged winners, and Skuse added: “We’ve had some bad injuries that I’ve never seen before and I’ve never seen a cluster of injuries and illness like it.

“But that shows the true make-up of the lads, they have never grumbled or moaned, they have just got on with it.

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“They have played out of position, Jonas (Knudsen) and (Jordan) Spence were commanding, real leaders and dug in deep and the two lads either side of them were outstanding.”

As for captaining the team, Skuse reflected: “I don’t see it as a challenge, of course there is extra responsibility, but I have been captain many times at Bristol City and I am only standing in for Chambo, who is the best captain I have ever played under.”