Player ratings: How the Ipswich Town players performed in the 4-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers

Kayden Jackson is congratulated by James Norwood and Luke Garbutt after restoring Town's lead with t

Kayden Jackson is congratulated by James Norwood and Luke Garbutt after restoring Town's lead with their second to take then 2-1 up. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town beat Tranmere Rovers 4-1 this afternoon. Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

Tomas Holy rolls out the ball early in the Ipswich Town v Tranmere Rovers (Sky Bet League one) match

Tomas Holy rolls out the ball early in the Ipswich Town v Tranmere Rovers (Sky Bet League one) match. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Rating scale: 10 - world class display; 9- outstanding; 8- very good; 7 - good; 6 - decent; 5 - average; 4 - below average; 3 - poor; 2 - very poor; 1 - awful

Tomas Holy

The big goalkeeper will have been disappointed to fall short of breaking the club's consecutive clean sheet record, with the effort that did ultimately beat him a scruffy one. The Czech stopper will look back and think he could have done a lot better with Caprice's pull-back, which he pushed onto Payne's foot as the ball squirmed away from him. We've been warned on a few occasions this season that Holy's booming distribution may just end up creating goals for the Blues, and so it proved. His ball out to Vincent-Young allowed the full-back to dance inside and net the fourth. Had a few regulation saves to make from shots directed straight at him. 6

Kane Vincent-Young scores Town's fourth in the 4-1 victory over Tranmere. Picture: Steve Waller

Kane Vincent-Young scores Town's fourth in the 4-1 victory over Tranmere. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Kane Vincent-Young

Another game, another goal. Like so many of his team-mates, the first half was a quiet one for Vincent-Young before he burst into life in the second. He had the ball dropped in behind him on a few occasions while playing as a wing back but was in control defensively. In the final third he was confident and direct, as proven by his excellent goal as he cut inside to finish on his left foot after unleashing a dazzling step-over. 8

Luke Chambers

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The skipper was celebrating his 34th birthday and had a solid start to this game but won't want to see the Tranmere goal again. He attempted to bring the ball down on the right touchline but only served to turn it into the path of Payne, with a sweeping move to the Tranmere right resulting in the striker tapping home. he recovered well, though and made some good clearances as Tranmere's threat lingered. 6

Kane Vincent-Young celebrates with James Norwood after scoring to give Town their fourth in the 4-1

Kane Vincent-Young celebrates with James Norwood after scoring to give Town their fourth in the 4-1 victory over Tranmere. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

James Wilson

Another solid performance from the one-cap Welsh international, who was again calm and composed throughout. He does the simple things well, especially when it comes to getting his head on balls which come into the box. 7

Luke Garbutt

The left wing-back's free-kick opener was as sweet a strike as Portman Road had seen in years and looked as if it was going to set Ipswich on the way to a comfortable win, before Payne's leveller. His effort at the start of the second period was not so sweet, but he hit it well enough from 35 years to force Davies to spill for Jackson to finish. Neat and tidy throughout the contest on the left flank, but his biggest impact undoubtedly came from set-pieces, where he raises the game for Town. 7

All eyes on the ball for a Town corner in the first half. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwal

All eyes on the ball for a Town corner in the first half. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Cole Skuse

Started in the centre of a back three and stayed there for the first 30 minutes of the game, spraying the ball around nicely between Chambers and Wilson and also looking to get the ball into midfield. Was switched to the middle of the pitch before half-time and his move to a more advanced role gave Ipswich a higher platform from which to play. 7

Flynn Downes

Like the rest of the team the youngster was quiet in the first half as Ipswich operated deep, but was on the end of perhaps the best move of the half as he fired over Alan Judge's pull-back. He came alive in the second and was able to break through midfield on a few occasions as the game became stretched. Had the ball in the net but his effort was ruled out for offside. 6

Luke Garbutt celebrates his goal. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com

Luke Garbutt celebrates his goal. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Jon Nolan

Was not at his best in the first half as his usual slick passing game struggled to get going, but was involved in more advanced positions in the second. He chased after the lightning-quick Jackson as he stormed clear of the Tranmere defence and headed home excellently from the rebound to make it 3-1. He will have better games than this and figures to be a major player for Lambert now he's fit again. 6

Alan Judge

Given the chance to impress in his favoured No.10 position this afternoon but will have been frustrated by the lack of openings he and the team were able to create during the first-half. Became more involved after the break as play was stretched and played a sublime pass for Jackson, which led to Nolan's third goal. He had a shot of his own saved after twisting into space to shoot. One has to go in at some point. 6

Jon Nolan celebrates his goal in the 4-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers. Picture: Steve Waller w

Jon Nolan has scored 10 goals for Ipswich Town since arriving from Shrewsbury in 2018. - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Kayden Jackson

Very quiet in the first half as the Blues struggled to get anything going in the final third, but changed the game in the second period as the team played to his strengths. His goal, just two minutes into the second half, required composure as he put the ball through bodies on the line and he was disappointed not to have added a second for himself, as the ball looped up for Nolan to head home after his shot was blocked after charging through the Tranmere defence. When he's played into channels with smart balls and given room to stretch opposition defences, he is a very dangerous player indeed. 8

James Norwood

He certainly wouldn't have celebrated it, but oh what the striker would have given for a goal against his former team this afternoon. The 29-year-old had a quiet afternoon as the big Tranmere defence made things hard for him, while two late chances - a dinked one-on-one and an excellent header from deep - were saved by former team-mate Davies. 5

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon takes a drink during the match. Picture: Steve Waller www

Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon takes a drink during the match. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Danny Rowe (for Judge, 74)

Back after missing the last three with an ear infection and looked like he could make something happen during his limited time on the ball. 5

Emyr Huws (for Norwood, 87)

Another appearance after another full week of training. Having the luxury of being able to manage the Welshman's return is a real plus for the Blues. n/a

Jon Nolan heads forwards during the Ipswich Town v Tranmere Rovers (Sky Bet League one) match. Pi

Jon Nolan heads forwards during the Ipswich Town v Tranmere Rovers (Sky Bet League one) match. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Town manager Paul Lambert pictured ahead of the Tranmere match. Picture: Steve Waller www.step

Town manager Paul Lambert pictured ahead of the Tranmere match. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Luke Garbutt wheels away after giving Town a 1-0 lead against Tranmere. Picture: Steve Waller

Luke Garbutt wheels away after giving Town a 1-0 lead against Tranmere. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Kane Vincent-Young beats Kieron Morris to head the ball in the first half. Picture: Steve Waller

Kane Vincent-Young beats Kieron Morris to head the ball in the first half. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Andre Dozzell and Luke Woolfenden share a joke during the pre-match warm-up. Picture: Steve Walle

Andre Dozzell and Luke Woolfenden share a joke during the pre-match warm-up. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

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