Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon says ‘Skuse is our unsung hero’

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Six points from six and a three-point gap to our two challengers for a play-off spot and we’re in pole position heading into the final three games.

There will still be plenty of nerves jangling and it probably won’t be a smooth ride, but as far as the last week has gone, it couldn’t have gone much better.

The performance against relegated Blackpool (3-2) was far from convincing, but the character showed to recover from their early opener and equaliser bodes well if we do make the rollercoaster that is the play-offs.

Daryl Murphy hasn’t been firing as many goals recently but showed his quality as a creator to set up Christophe Berra for Saturday’s winner.

His strike partner Freddie Sears has taken over the goalscoring burden with his brace against Blackpool and one against Cardiff taking him to eight in 11 starts (seven sub), which is a great return considering he only cost £100k.

But Tuesday was all about the goal from the man who more than anyone deserves recognition at the moment: Cole Skuse.

His first Town goal lit up Portman Road and if there had of been an unsung hero award at the supporters’ club awards, he would have deservedly won.

Quite simply, he is the glue that has held us together in an alternating midfield.

It could be tempting to go to Wolves in a massive SKY game on Saturday (12.15pm) and play for a draw, but that would be a very dangerous game.

The good thing is the onus is on them to make sure they play to win, and we need to exploit the gaps that will leave.

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to fasten your seatbelt...