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Vote: Is it time to change manager at Portman Road?

PUBLISHED: 16:01 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:02 25 October 2018

Paul Hurst after the final whistle at Elland Road last night. Picture PAGEPIX LTD

Paul Hurst after the final whistle at Elland Road last night. Picture PAGEPIX LTD

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Ipswich Town slipped to another defeat in what has been a miserable season so far last night – so is now the time for boss Paul Hurst to go?

Hurst watched his squad go down 2-0 at table-toppers Leeds last night, meaning the Blues sit bottom of the Championship on goal difference with just nine points and one win from his first 14 games in charge.

The Blues have drawn six and lost seven of their other league games so far, and exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of lower league Exeter City.

MORE: ‘If it’s not deemed good enough then so be it’ - Hurst on his future

The situation is a long way from the excitement in the summer when Hurst was appointed, with owner Marcus Evans trumpeting a much-heralded new era and approach.

But many of the same old issues remain - Town have only managed 11 goals (joint lowest in the league), look shaky at the back and the team selection has been erratic and confusing.

MORE: Stu Says - observations from Leeds defeat

Of course, it’s still very early in Hurst’s reign, and many will argue that he should be given more time to turn things around.

With relegation to League One looking a very real threat though, some fans are calling for change now.

What do you think?

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

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