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Mike Bacon gives his Ipswich Town player ratings after 2-0 home win against Bolton Wanderers

PUBLISHED: 09:49 17 September 2017

Cole Skuse is congratulated by skipper Luke Chambers after scoring to give Town a 1-0 lead. Picture: Steve Waller

Cole Skuse is congratulated by skipper Luke Chambers after scoring to give Town a 1-0 lead. Picture: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at Portman Road in a Championship match yesterday. MIKE BACON gives his player ratings.

David McGoldrick makes contact with the ball, to send it into top the corner of net for Town's second goal.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMDavid McGoldrick makes contact with the ball, to send it into top the corner of net for Town's second goal. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Bartosz Bialkowski: 6

Quite honestly had little to do, with one good save in the first half. Ipswich defended well and Bart dealt with anything that came his way with little fuss.

Dominic Iorfa: 6

Showed his versatility once again, switching from centre-back to full-back in the at the break. Had a storming run in the first half, decent performance.

Myles Kenlock: 7

Town’s best attacking player in the first half, getting the fans going as the Blues huffed and puffed. Has given Mick McCarthy plenty to think about on his return to the team.

Luke Chambers: 7

The skipper was back with a typical hard-working and rugged performance. Organised the defence well against a physical Bolton onslaught.

Jordan Spence: 7

Another effective game from the Town defender who quietly gets on with his job. A crucial block on David Wheater when he looked destined to score.

Callum Connolly: 5

Took a knock in the first half and was substituted at half-time as Mick McCarthy shuffled his pack.

Grant Ward: 6

Worked hard on the right-hand side of midfield to quell Bolton attacks. Would be nice to see him attack defenders more with his pace.

Tom Adeyemi: 6

A quiet first half, followed by a better second. Showed his box-to-box qualities on a couple of occasions. Town fans can look forward to much more from him as he gets his season up and running.

COLE SKUSE: 8

The most consistent Town player on the pitch. Crucial last-man tackle in the first half as Bolton attacked and followed that up with a rare goal, albeit with the aid of a deflection. But his performance deserved that bit of luck. For me, Town’s best player.

David McGoldrick: 7

Can be as frustrating as he is brilliant and Town fans saw both sides of him against Bolton. Not much came off for him first half, but second half he was different gravy and took his goal superbly.

Joe Garner: 6

What a tough afternoon for the Town striker, but he worked his socks off against a big Bolton defence. Feisty to the last, although late booking disappointing.

Substitutes

Bersant Celina: 6

Lights up the park when he goes on his dazzling runs. Ipswich certainly needed a spark at half-time and he helped provide it when he replaced Callum Connolly at the break.

Ipswich Town have taken up their option to extend Freddie Sears’ contract until the summer of 2020.

Jon Nolan is back in the team under Paul Lambert. STUART WATSON spoke to the midfielder about Paul Hurst’s sacking, stepping up to the Championship and the visit of Wigan.

Paul Lambert will continue to ‘protect’ talented midfielder Teddy Bishop as the youngster strives for fitness following a long injury lay-off.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he won’t sanction any player departures until he has signed the players he wants in January.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Stewart has asked to leave Bristol Rovers following the departure of Darrell Clarke this morning.

Signing strikers will be a top priority for Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert in January. ANDY WARREN looks at names who could fit the bill for the Blues.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features a goal from Tony Mowbray in a European triumph, plus a victory over Leeds United.

Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s visit of Wigan Athletic.

Midfielder Cole Skuse believes he is ahead of schedule after undergoing a minor operation on the knee injury which is expected to keep him out for eight weeks.

Freddie Sears knows Ipswich Town must add goals to their team, with the January transfer window just around the corner.

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