TRANSFER LATEST: Frustrated Paul Jewell happy to play the waiting game

IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell is not getting too carried away after his young side produced another impressive performance to ease past Bristol Rovers in the Capital One Cup.

Following on from good performances against West Ham and Colchester in pre-season, the Blues produced a dominant 3-1 victory against League Two opposition last night.

Responding superbly to going a goal behind against the run of play, Jason Scotland, Tommy Smith and Aaron Cresswell all netted in a one-sided match.

With newly-relegated Blackburn Rovers coming to Portman Road for the Championship opener on Saturday though, Jewell still has concerns about his squad size.

“We’ve got a good spirit about us at the moment and I think you can see the players are enjoying passing the ball,” said the Blues boss.


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“It’s going to be totally different on Saturday though. Blackburn have a host of Premier League players and it may be a case of crash, bang, wallop, welcome to the new Championship season.

“Our first eleven is good, I just think the group needs help in certain areas. Our two midfield players, Luke Hyam and Massimo (Luongo), well their combined age is less than mine!

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“We may be lacking in experience, but we won’t be lacking in endeavour that’s for sure. We can take confidence from the last few performances.”

He continued: “It’s been a frustrating six weeks on the transfer front. We’ve just got to make sure we remain patient and something will fall for us.

“We want players in, we need players in – everyone knows we need help for the group we’ve got. However, with the transfer window closing on the 31st of August, it might be that we have to suck it and see for a bit.”

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