How Bristol City’s Tyreeq Bakinson is faring at Ipswich Town after key contribution

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The Robins talent made quite the impression last night.

Bristol City loanee Tyreeq Bakinson opened his account for new club Ipswich Town with a match-winning strike against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening.

The midfielder struck from close range shortly before the interval to ensure Kieran McKenna’s men saw off League One’s bottom side, and helped the Tractor Boys to move within six points of the play-off places.

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On a personal note, Bakinson scored his first goal in his fifth appearance for Town, and after dipping in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks, will be hoping that his contribution was enough to stake a claim for a role in Saturday’s clash against high-flying MK Dons.

The 23-year-old joined up with Ipswich in January after making 13 Championship appearances for his parent club over the course of the first half of the season - although his most recent start for the Robins was in the 1-0 win over Derby County back on December 4th.

What did Bakinson say after his match-winning turn?

Bakinson was in good spirits after wrapping up all three points for Ipswich on Tuesday evening.

The 23-year-old’s eventual winner was nothing more than a tap-in from close range, but the scrappy nature of the goal did little dampen his mood.

“It was a worldie,” he joked after the final whistle.

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“On a personal note I’m buzzing to get the winner but it’s most important the team got the three points and we take that back home.

“I tried to gamble and guess where the ball would land. Fortunately it fell to me.

“I’m still finding my feet so hopefully I can show the manager, fans and other players I have more in the tank. Hopefully everyone can see my all-round play and I can score some more goals, too.

“Hopefully I can score a few more goals. 1-0 wins away from home are so important and hopefully we can get a few more.

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“If we keep clean sheets we feel like we can score goals, so it’s a good foundation.”

Bakinson also spoke highly of his new teammates, and voiced his hopes for a late promotion push from the Tractor Boys.

He said: “The squad is amazing so sometimes that quality is needed to come on from the bench and change the game. Everyone’s pointing in the same direction so, even if you don’t start, you still feel part of the team and want to help.

“It’s the manager’s choice [as to whether or not he starts Ipswich’s next game] but I feel like I’m playing good football and the team is too, so we’ll see what happens at the weekend.

“I think for us it’s a momentum thing,” he added.

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“We’ll take each game as it comes and see where it takes us. We’re all pushing in the same direction.

“We need to take each game as it comes, try to win every game and keep climbing up.

“We have a great squad with a lot of quality. Let’s see where it takes us.”

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