Town star: ‘We can get back in play-off contention over Christmas’

IPSWICH Town striker Jason Scotland today insisted his two goals in Saturday’s winter wonderland victory over Leicester City can signal a Christmas revival for the Blues.

Roy Keane’s side ended a run of six straight Championship defeats with a 3-0 win over the Foxes at a snowy Portman Road with the help of Scotland’s brace after an early opener from skipper David Norris.

While referee Stuart Attwell and an army of temporary ground staff deserve great credit for allowing the game to be completed it is the glow a resounding triumph that Town will take into their four festive games, starting with Watford at home on Sunday.

And Scotland, who is now top scorer with seven goals and on target to end the campaign well into double figures, says the doom and gloom that has been surrounding the club for the last few weeks can now be lifted.

And it was ‘snow joke‘ when he said: “Traditionally the table takes shape as you come out of the Christmas period.

“Teams near the top end up getting promotion and those at the bottom go down.

“We feel we can get 12 points now from our quartet of matches after the Leicester win and we will be chuffed if we can get around the play-off zone by the final whistle of the home game against Nottingham Forest on January 3.

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“It’s a busy period and one where we can give our fans a Christmas treat.”

After their Boxing Day home match with Watford, Ipswich play at Doncaster on December 28, at Coventry on January 1 and entertain Forest two days later.

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