Reaction: Lambert, Downes, Mellon and Davies all react to Town’s win at Prenton Park

We get all the reaction from Town’s 2-1 win away at Prenton Park against Tranmere Rovers.

Lambert – Worthy Winners

“I thought from the off we played well,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“We didn’t deserve to be behind but our goals were quality goals. It was a great cross from Luke Garbutt and Flynn does well to get on the end of it and then Cole [Skuse] starts the move, James [Norwood] puts the ball over the top and it was a great finish from Kayden.

“I was really pleased with everyone. The three at the back were really strong and composed and it was a good performance all the way through.

“The pitch was a leveller for sure. The groundstaff did well to get the game on and you can’t control the weather but it’s not good for anyone to play on that pitch. The Tranmere lads will say the same.

“We’ve come through it though and it’s a good three points. We are right in there and playing well.”

Downes – We’re Back at it!

Goalscoring hero Flynn Downes believes Town right ‘back at it’ after overcoming Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

“It was a big three points that we needed. We dug in and showed great spirit,” Downes told iFollow Ipswich.

“We knew it would be tough and that we wouldn’t be able to pop the ball around like we usually like to do, but we got the job done and that’s all that matters.

“Even a goal down we were confident. The gaffer thought we were playing well so we stuck at it but also stepped it up in the second half.

“I think we’re back at it and picking up good results. We had a spell where we were down and lacking a bit of confidence but everyone in the team is playing well at the moment.” 

Tranmere Reaction – Mellon / Davies

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon felt his side played well but were ultimately punished by top quality opposition, speaking to Liverpool Echo, Mellon said: “If you make a mistake, they will punish you. They are top-end players.”

Speaking on former player James Norwood and the impact he made from the bench, Mellon said: “We broke our shape and couldn’t affect Norwood and where he was on the pitch. The hole that we left when trying to get to Norwood, leaves the gap for Jackson to run into.”

Tranmere captain and keeper, Scott Davies believed that his side perhaps deserved a point against Town, Davies told Liverpool Echo: “I thought we had the better of the first-half but came under pressure in the second-half. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see it out. Will they say they deserved the win? I’m not sure.”

“When you look at what their wage bill is like, they’re paying money for their strikers to do things like that. We’re at this level and have got to compete with that.”

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