O’Neill: Lambert has 100% backing from Evans

Lee O’Neill has told iFollow Ipswich that owner Marcus Evans and everyone at the Club is fully behind Paul Lambert as Town head into the second half of the season looking to achieve promotion.

Town will be looking for a first win since the start of November at Adams Park and O’Neill, the Club’s director of football operations, said: “We knew there would be challenges along the way and we are going through a tough period at the moment.

“The last 10 games or so, we know we can do better and we have to do better. Everyone is aware of that.

“We had a really good start to the season and that has put us in a good position and now we have to kick on over the second half of the season.

“We all know our objective. That has not changed since the start of the season and Marcus, myself, the whole Club are behind Paul and his staff in trying to achieve that.

“Paul has 100 per cent backing from Marcus. We are all in this together and we are pulling in the same direction. We are going through a tough time but we will stick together.

“This is a long term project here, perhaps different from what Paul had at the last two or three clubs he’s been at.

“We sat down in the summer and spoke about what we all wanted to achieve. There has been a lot of communication between us and it will remain that way. We all want the same thing – promotion for Ipswich Town – hopefully this season but also to put foundations in place on and off the pitch to move the Club forward.

“No one said it was going to be easy and yes we are going through a testing time but I reiterate, we are all in this together and we will continue to support Paul and his staff to give us the best possible chance of getting where we want to be, short term and long term.”

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