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Chris Brammer’s ratings from Ipswich Town’s 2-1 Championship victory at Barnsley

Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski celebrates with the travelling support after the win at Barnsley Picture Pagepix

Ipswich keeper Bartosz Bialkowski celebrates with the travelling support after the win at Barnsley Picture Pagepix

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Ipswich Town came from behind to defeat Barnsley, 2-1, at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon. CHRIS BRAMMER gives his verdict on the Town players’ performances.

33. BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI - 9

Super Pole in goal made four crucial first-half saves to stop Barnsley wrapping the game up before the break. Two further saves in the second half helped provide the platform for a superb comeback win from the Blues.

2. DOMINIC IORFA - 7

Town’s best attacking outlet going forward in the first half, but over-worked defensively as Barnsley dominated the flanks and midfield areas. Benefited from a change to an orthodox 4-4-2 in the second half.

12. JORDAN SPENCE - 7

Got on with his work efficiently and without any fuss, despite not playing in his favoured position.

4. LUKE CHAMBERS - 7

Captain’s performance at centre-back, the experienced campaigner is relishing his role as leader, alongside two, less experienced centre-halves. Loves defending like strikers love scoring goals.

3. JONAS KNUDSEN - 7

Quickly becoming Town’s Mr Dependable. Solid performer and does the basics well as a centre-back when under pressure. Second assist in a week for McGoldrick’s goal.

30. MYLES KENLOCK - 5

Targeted by Barnsley in the first half and was given a tough time by experienced winger, Adam Hammill. Got forward well when he could but spent most of his time on the back foot.

8. COLE SKUSE - 7

Went about his work quietly and efficiently, alongside Downes and Nydam, for whom the game seemed to be one too many in a short space of time. Getting forward more this season too.

21. FLYNN DOWNES - 5

Failed to exert his influence on the game, unlike in the matches against Luton, Birmingham and during pre-season. Never stopped working and running for the team but it must be remembered he is only 18.

22. TRISTAN NYDAM - 5

Another youngster that struggled to get into the game after his heroics at Luton. Was put on set-piece duties, which shows Mick McCarthy’s confidence in the 17-year-old, but nothing really came off for him.

20. FREDDIE SEARS - 6

Offered Town an outlet down the right channel in the first half and combined well with Iorfa on a couple of occasions to win corners. Moved back into midfield in the second half.

14. JOE GARNER - 8

Tigerish display from Town’s new signing, who never gave Barnsley’s back-line a second’s peace. Also did his share of defending too, making a vital goalline clearance from George Moncur’s shot, in the first half.

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10. DAVID McGOLDRICK - 8

Perhaps a little unfortunate not to get the nod from the off, the striker took just eight minutes to level the scores with a composed finish. Lifts the team and the fans with his presence alone.

9. MARTYN WAGHORN - 8

Impressed, out of position on the right, as a second-half substitute and scored the second-half winner with a composed finish.

37. ADAM McDONNELL - 6

Kept things ticking over in the middle of the park after replacing the injured Downes.

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