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Paul Lambert hails 'exciting' Ipswich Town youngsters following spirited Bristol City draw

Paul Lambert was proud of his team's performance at Bristol City. Credit: PA
  • Bristol City 1-1 Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert hailed the club's young players after his side earned a good point on the road at play-off chasers Bristol City on Tuesday night.

Town's squad for the testing trip to Aston Gate featured six academy graduates - including promising midfielder Idris El Mizouni who made his debut from the bench.

Former Ipswich defender Adam Webster had given the Robins the lead, but the visitors fought back well in the second-half and got their rewards via an own from Lloyd Kelly.

The result means that Ipswich have now only lost one of their last six matches in the Championship, and although relegation to League One still looks almost inevitable, Lambert believes the future is bright.

Idris El Mizouni made his Ipswich debut at Ashton Gate. Credit: PA

“We were the best team from start to finish,” he said.

“Apart from a 10 minute spell, we were on top and we played some great football.

“We had six players from our academy out there and when you see that, the future is really exciting here.

“We had six kids out there, two at home and more coming through. In numbers terms you’ve got go back to the Warky, Burley era for that amount coming through.”

Meanwhile, Norwich City have confirmed that they will make an "important announcement" on the pitch at Carrow Road ahead of their big clash against Hull City on Wednesday evening.

The club haven't disclosed what the announcement will be, but speculation has been rife that Head Coach Daniel Farke is close to agreeing a new contract.

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Tuesday's other results

Luton Town continue to surge towards promotion in League One. Credit: PA
  • AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Peterborough United (League One)
  • Bradford City 0-1 Luton Town (League One)
  • Scunthorpe United 4-1 Southend United (League One)
  • Cambridge United 0-0 Crewe Alexandra (League Two)
  • Colchester United 0-3 Forest Green Rovers (League Two)
  • Morecambe 4-2 MK Dons (League Two)
  • Northampton Town 1-0 Newport County (League Two)
  • Stevenage 2-0 Swindon Town (League Two)