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Player ratings: Ipswich Town ratings v Middlesbrough...

PUBLISHED: 23:14 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 23:34 02 October 2018

Grant Ward and Freddie Sears chase the ball as Ryan Shotton goes to ground.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Grant Ward and Freddie Sears chase the ball as Ryan Shotton goes to ground. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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MIKE BACON takes a look at the Town players’ performances against Middlesbrough and gives his view.


Had little chance with either goal and came for a couple of crosses well, as well as making a good save as Boro pressed in that first 25 minutes...6


Nervy first half, like most of the Town defence, but whippped in some fine crosses in the second. Sadly, there was no-one on the end of any of them...5


Defended pretty well but never got forward enough to create the type of problems he can down the left...5


A right Curate’s Egg of a performance from the skipper... good in parts. Poor pass led to second Boro goal, some poor passes in general but some superb defending too...5


By the time he got into his game Town were already two down and with Boro content to sit in the second period, had little to do in that second 45 minutes...5


Town’s brightest player. At last Chalobah put together a full 90 minutes where he showed a good array of skills. Just needs a cutting pass, like Andre Dozzell can offer, to make his game...7


Skuse will aways give you a solid performance. This Ipswich team with so many inexperienced Championship players badly needs Skuse’s experience...5


Playing just behind Kayden Jackson, Nolan never got going and ended up going back to look for the ball. Showed on Saturday he has an eye for goal, but didn’t threaten ....5


Up against very good full-backs, Ward never had a chance to have a real go at the Boro defence. Sometimes looks for flicks that can come off...but they didn’t against Boro....5


Really never got into the game in the 45 minutes he was on the pitch. Certainly isn’t afraid to demand the ball, but didn’t do enough to threaten.... 5


It’s a lonely job being a lone striker as many have found over the years in the game. Jackson never gives up and had some bright moments. But he badly needs someone alongside him...6



Oh, how the crowd roared when Freddie came on and he didn’t disappoint. It wasn’t an all-running performance either. He collected the ball well and made himself two good chances....6


Oh, how the crowd roared even louder when Dozzell came on with 15 minutes to go. Immediately showed his class with some cutting passes through the Boro defence...6


Went straight out to the right and immediately set about taking on the Boro defence. He did ok, but this was a tough back line to crack, as many have found so far this season... 5

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