Exclusive: Lambert faces dressing room mutiny as Ipswich stars turn on him
Paul Lambert is under growing pressure at Ipswich Town amid a dressing room mutiny, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The League One big hitters are considering potential replacements for the 51-year-old as they weigh up sacking him this month.
Sources at Portman Road have told Football Insider that there is unrest in the dressing room and relationships between Lambert and some of the senior players are fractured.
The Blues currently sit eighth in the third-tier of English football after they were beaten 3-2 by Swindon Town at home on Saturday.
Paul Lambert’s side have already lost seven times in the league this season and have only won three of their last 11 fixtures across all competitions.
Recent results have led to growing unrest among the Blues’ support.
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The former Aston Villa, Norwich City and Wolves boss was appointed at Portman Road in October 2018, shortly after the dismissal of Paul Hurst.
He has won just 33 of his 101 games in charge of Ipswich Town at a points-per-game average of 1.22.
The Tractor Boys have struggled to find the back of the net in the 2020/21 campaign – of the teams in the top half of the table only Sunderland have scored less.
An injury to star attacker Gwion Edwards has coincided with the club’s downturn in form.
The winger remains the club’s top scorer with five goals despite having been sidelined with a thigh problem since the middle of November.
This Saturday’s trip to bottom-of-the-table Burton Albion is almost certainly a must-win fixture for Paul Lambert if he wants to retain his position at the club.