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Paul Lambert urges Ipswich Town fans to play their part in helping his team climb the table

Paul Lambert addresses the press ahead of the West Brom game. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has urged fans to play their part in helping his team get a positive result against West Brom at Portman Road on Friday night.

Town are expected to be backed by a crowd of more than 22,000 for the televised clash - largely thanks to a scheme that's allowing hundreds of supporters to watch the game for free.

Ipswich go into the match still five points adrift of safety at the bottom of The Championship, while the Baggies beat third-placed Leeds United 4-1 in their last outing before the international break.

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However, performances have improved since Lambert took over last month, and he's convinced the wins will come if fans continue to back the team.

"Leave all the negativity on the outside, and come into the stadium and get your money's worth," he said.

"So whether that's singing or jumping around, just make the stadium vibrant and we'll try everything we can to give them something back. But, if we play the way we have been of late, then hopefully that will happen."

West Brom thrashed Leeds in their last game. Credit: PA

Lambert has no new injuries for the game against the Baggies, and Jon Nolan could be involved in the squad after recovering from a dead leg.

West Brom's Darren Moore could pick the same team that dismantled Leeds, which means Dwight Gayle may have to again settle for a place on the bench.

Victory for the away side would lift them up to second, for the time being at least, two points behind current leaders Norwich City.

Ipswich Town v West Brom, Sky Bet Championship, Friday 23 November, 7:45pm