Thanks to Lewis Mitchell from, a new Ipswich Town digital fanzine, for taking part in this week’s interview. You can also find Lewis on Twitter as @teditfc

You’ve gone through a bit of a sticky patch in the last few weeks, how do you think you’ll fair against Leeds on Saturday?

I think the signings of Jimmy Bullard, Daryl Murphy and Ibrahima Sonko have lifted the mood somewhat. Supporters will arrive at Portman Road with a little more optimism than they perhaps would have had without fresh faces following the humiliation at Peterborough.

You signed ex Leeds man Lee Bowyer in the summer, how’s he looked so far this season?

To be brutally honest, he’s not stood out as yet. But I’m led to believe he barely had any pre-season due to his wedding and visibly looks to be playing catch-up at present. I’m not sure he will be playing this weekend due to a hamstring injury.

Is there one current Leeds player you’d like to see in an Ipswich shirt at some point?

We are certainly very light on the ground for pace throughout the side. Max Gradel would certainly remedy this and add some creativity from the flanks.

Signing up Jimmy Bullard and Ibrahima Sonko must boost your confidence but who else should we be aware of in your team?

I think Michael Chopra is the obvious danger man with his ability to score goals out of nothing. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is also a precocious talent and is equally capable of having a stinker or a “worldy”.

You lost young star Connor Wickham in the summer to Sunderland, was it inevitable and are you happy with how the money has been reinvested?

I think with 11 new faces and a couple more to come it is safe to say the money has been reinvested well. It is just going to take some time for the team to gel.

The Championship is as open as it’s ever been, where do you realistically expect to finish this season?

With the money we’ve spent Ipswich should certainly be challenging for a playoff place. I envisage a slow start but a strong second half to the season and we’ll see where that takes us!

Finally, what’s your prediction for the game? I’m going for 2-1 to Leeds.

3-2 Ipswich – We’ve got to break our home hoodoo for the season and with the atmosphere lifted by the presence of Bullard we’ve got a chance.

Thanks again to Lewis and best of luck to Ipswich for the rest of the season.