Michael Chopra hails new-found team spirit at Ipswich Town

Blackpool v Ipswich: IPSWICH Town striker Michael Chopra believes the club has a far better team spirit than last season.

The Blues have undergone a drastic change in transfer policy this summer, with the departure of experienced players such as Jimmy Bullard, Lee Bowyer and Ibrahima Sonko paving the way for a starting XI with six players aged 22 or younger.

At 28 years old, Chopra is now very much a senior member of a small tight-knit squad.

And following his last-minute winner against Watford on Tuesday night, the front man believes the spirit in the camp can carry the team through their tough-looking match at early table-toppers Blackpool on Saturday.

“The lads have put in some great performances over the last two or three games and it’s important we keep that going,” said Chopra.


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“We’ve got a good group of lads here that are all fighting for each other which we didn’t have last year.

“Looking at the Watford game last year heads dropped a little bit (Town losing 2-1 after dominating the first half), but this year we all stuck in and battled well to get the win that we deserved.

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“Throughout the side there is a great team spirit and we have a lot of lads here from last season still. That has helped us become a close-knit unit and the new boys that have come in have found it really easy to settle, which I think is showing out on the pitch.”

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