Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon says half-time booing was senseless

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Character can count as much as ability in football.

Trailing at home to both Middlesbrough and Yeovil Town, under previous Town regimes you could have been forgiven for accepting a comeback wouldn’t materialise.

But under Mick McCarthy it is quite the opposite, with you always believing we’re not about to give up the chase.

This is why I could not understand the booing from a minority of fans as the players walked off at half-time.

It wasn’t as if we were being outplayed by Yeovil, who scored an unstoppable goal from reported summer Town target Joel Grant.

The effort from the players was not in question and it was just the delivery of a final ball that was lacking.

I’ve said before that goals in this team are the problem and while McGoldrick has looked the real deal in his last two matches, he needs a number nine alongside him who is ready to lurk in the box and feed off him.

Frank Nouble failed to take his chance and Daryl Murphy will have been grateful to add a scrappy goal to his hard-working performance on Tuesday, but McGoldrick’s foil is still very much up-for-grabs in my opinion.

Paul Taylor must seize his chance when it comes, just as the impressive Christophe Berra has done in defence.

Travelling to Wigan Athletic on Sunday off the back of their European game Thursday could be the perfect time to catch them cold.

Saturday’s crowd of 15,276 was the lowest league attendance at Portman Road for almost 14 years and it is clear the club need to do something about ticket prices.

The BBC Price of Football survey revealed we have the most expensive season ticket in the league, even more than the equivalent at the Premier League champions Manchester United.

While this cannot be justified, it is the prices for the average fan that need to come down.