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We grade the Ipswich Town players after a third of the season - and you can cast your vote

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 November 2015 | UPDATED: 12:22 17 November 2015

Daryl Murphy got his season up and running at Rotherham

Daryl Murphy got his season up and running at Rotherham

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With a third of the season gone, chief football writer Stuart Watson grades the performances of the Ipswich Town players.

Do you agree or disagree with the players’ grades? Have you say in the comment box and cast your vote by using the form below.


DEAN GERKEN: Some top saves and got better at commanding area. Fully justified his manager’s faith. Grade: B+

BARTOSZ BIALKOWSKI: Started season well. Really unfortunate to lose place due to family bereavement. Grade: B+

LUKE CHAMBERS: Good games and bad, but looked like a bone fide right-back of late. Can’t remember last time a pacy winger has given him a torrid time. Grade: B-

TOMMY SMITH: Prone to the odd costly error, but arguably has been Town’s most consistent defender. Grade: B

CHRISTOPHE BERRA: Worryingly below par for a time, but been back to his imperious best in last few games. Grade: B


JONAS KNUDSEN: Adapted to English football reasonably well. Remains to be seen whether he can be as good as Cresswell/Mings. Grade: B-

JONATHAN PARR: Start disrupted by injury. Has always been ready when called upon. Victim of his own versatility. Grade: B-

PIOTR MALARCZYK: Big Polish defender did well at Old Trafford. Super goalline clearance at Forest. Grade: C+

JOSH YORWERTH: Welsh youngster impressed in League Cup and doing well on loan at League Two side at Crawley. Grade: C+

JOSH EMMANUEL: Broad-shouldered teenage right-back thrown in deep end at times. Swam instead of sinking. Grade: B-

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES: Teenage Arsenal loanee has certainly been no luxury. Shown grit as well as guile in the Championship. Added pace through middle. Grade: A-

RYAN FRASER: Flying Scotsman was easily the stand-out man before injury struck. Loanee Bournemouth winger has been missed. Grade: A+

KEVIN BRU: Injured in opening game. Definitely helped the midfield balance upon his return. Grade: B+

COLE SKUSE: Not his usual effective self for a while, but getting back to his understated, consistent best. Grade: B-

GILES COKE: Has always looked calm and tidy when called upon. Helps take the sting out of games as a sub. Grade: C+

JONATHAN DOUGLAS: Failed to catch the imagination early on, but has looked far better when the shackles have been off. Grade: C+

TOMMY OAR: Australian caught the eye at Man United, but then got concussed when his chance came in the league. Grade: C+

LARSEN TOURE: At times has looked out of his depth, at others he has looked the business. Grade: B-

FREDDIE SEARS: Four goals, four assists. Deadly on the last shoulder, selfless when asked to play wide. Grade: A

DARYL MURPHY: Lacked goals, confidence and usual physical presence for a long time. Slowly got back to basics though and recent hat-trick with do him wonders. Grade: B-

BRETT PITMAN: All-rounder has been as effective both as a sub and starter. Five goals in all competitions. Grade: A

DAVID MCGOLDRICK: Only shown brief glimpses of his class in a stop-start season. Grade: C+

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