Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon rejoices at round pegs finally being in round holes

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Sometimes the big problems can begin to be solved with the simplest of solutions.

Like putting round pegs in round holes, as in the case of Carlos Edwards and Daryl Murphy.

Had Murphy not been providing the height we have been sorely lacking in the box alongside DJ Campbell, we might not have had what was a slightly fortuitous opener against Burnley on Saturday.

And had Carlos Edwards still been shackled at right-back we probably wouldn’t have had our late winner, with his bursting run and pinpoint crossfield ball teeing up Campbell for what he does best — getting on the end of things in that rectangular box.

Hats off to Mick McCarthy so far, six points from a possible nine has been an excellent start, which has all importantly seen us move off the bottom and to within two points of climbing out of the bottom three.

Things are patched up rather than fixed right now, but McCarthy has quickly coated us in some of that Yorkshire grit he is moulded from with powerhouse Guirane N’Daw quickly becoming a key player in this respect.

The new boss has also quickly removed the home hoodoo monkey from our backs, which will be vital with Peterborough and Forest visiting before the month is out, as I can’t see us getting more than a point at Leicester City Saturday, who have taken 19 from 24 on home turf this season.

After successfully campaigning through our articles in the Free Press for Town to anchor themselves back in the community by re-entering the county FA’s Suffolk Premier Cup, I was delighted to see McCarthy taking the time to go down to Walsham-le-Willows on Tuesday, with a strong squad giving Summer Road a night it will long remember.

That’s it for me for the next three weeks (although a substitution will be made) as I’m off to the Caribbean on my honeymoon, but hopefully McCarthy’s honeymoon period will continue unabated and there will be more solutions than problems to talk about by the time I next write.