Jordan Spence loving life at Ipswich Town but erring on side of caution after good start

Jordan Spence strikes a pose after scoring the winner for Ipswich at Millwall Picture Pagepix

Jordan Spence strikes a pose after scoring the winner for Ipswich at Millwall Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Jordan Spence is loving life at Ipswich Town right now, but is choosing to err on the side of caution over the Blues’ form, despite the dramatic 4-3 win at Millwall on Tuesday night.

The former MK Dons defender scored the headed winner with three minutes to go, wrapping up a topsy-turvy encounter that saw Town go behind after a minute.

The Blues have now beaten Birmingham 1-0, Barnsley 2-1 and Millwall, 4-3, Mick McCarthy’s men facing Brentford next, at Portman Road, on Saturday.

“You would not want to play against us right now would you? said Spence

“We have goals from everywhere, the front two, both flanks, the midfield, and we (defenders) can chip in too.

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“We have also got to stop goals going in as frequently as they are.

“We were a bit fortuitous at Barnsley on Saturday, maybe to concede only one goal, so we are not kidding ourselves.

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“We have won three games of football, that’s it. I know from last year, it took us until April to win two games together, so this is better, but this is a tough league, we are going to get sterner tests than that (Millwall) and that starts on Saturday.”

Spence grabbed his first goal for the club, and just the third of his career, finishing Grant Ward’s late free-kick with aplomb.

“It was a good ball. The delivery was a little bit shallow, not as floaty, which makes it a little bit more difficult to defend, because as a back five they are dropping off and the ball is coming in quite shallow,” explained Spence.

“I managed to get good contact on it and see it go in.”

He added: “I think they (fans) enjoyed that one!

“It was a big relief because I was disappointed with how the goals had gone in at the other end. It was a chance to maybe chalk one (goal) off that was against my name.”

Spence played at centre-back in a 4-4-2 formation despite being more suited to right-back.

I’ve done it in different spells, I grew up as a centre-midfielder, played centre-back, then right-back,” he said.

“I’ll play wherever the manager wants me to. This time last season I was sat on the sofa watching the scores coming in.

“I like to think I give my all and equip myself well in any position.”

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