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Mike Bacon gives his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-0 home win against Reading

PUBLISHED: 11:03 17 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 17 December 2017

Bersant Celina skies his shot after skipping past two Reading players. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Bersant Celina skies his shot after skipping past two Reading players. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Ipswich Town beat Reading 2-0 at Portman Road yesterday. Here MIKE BACON gives his assessment of the Town players’ performances.

33 Bartosz Bialkowski

One very good save early in the second half but apart from that little to do. Read game well as usual…. 7

3 Jonas Knudsen

Had hands full with the ever-pressing Gunter down his side of the pitch. Booked second half, he’s enjoyed better games… 6

12 Jordan Spence

Best game in a Town shirt for a while. Attacking runs, good defensively. Looked so confident. My man-of-the-match…. 9

6 Adam Webster

Defensively sound, won headers and an assist for Garner’s goal. Took touches when he had to, cleared when he had to…. 7

4 Luke Chambers

Quietly effective throughout. Leading well as usual, centre-back role suits him … 7

8 Cole Skuse

Feisty tackling and a good first half before going off at half-time after taking a knock…. 6

18 Grant Ward

Switched wings early on, with Celina to nullify Gunter. Got forward too. Like Spence, another starting to show more confidence… 7

16 Callum Connolly

A well-taken goal and making playing in midfield look easy. Quieter in the second period, but did so well in the first… 8

9 Martyn Waghorn

Some excellent set pieces and worked tirelessly. A great foil for Garner, they are a fine combination… 8

14 Joe Garner

Wins headers he has no right to win. ‘Jonny on the spot’ for his goal, feisty as ever. Just what Ipswich need… 8

11 Bersant Celina

Had an especially good second half. Gets the crowd going with his exciting runs. Could have scored twice after great trickery… 7

Subs

Kevin Bru (for Skuse, 46)… 5

Dominic Iorfa (for Celina, 89)

Freddie Sears (for Garner, 89)

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