Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert claims that winger Danny Rowe needs to be fitter should he want to become more of a regular in his team. Rowe has been suffering with injuries in recent years, but has featured in recent matches against Preston North End and Reading.

Rowe has been making an impact in the Under-23 side this season as he looks to build up his match fitness and improve his condition. This has led to Lambert paying closer attention, but he is still of the opinion he still needs to do more to make a real impact at Portman Road.

The 26-year-old spent time on loan at Lincoln City last season, helping them win the Checkatrade Trophy. Having appeared in both of Lambert’s matches in charge, the manager is hopeful he can play more often, but outlines what he needs to do,

“Danny’s problem I think is that he needs to be a little bit fitter to play the way I want to play.

“But on the training pitch with the ball there’s no problem. I thought he actually did quite well when he came on against Preston. He was unlucky not to score so I’m pleased with him.”

The player himself states that he is now ‘ready to make my mark’ in the Sky Bet Championship, having joined the club from Macclesfield Town and making his debut in 2017. He believes he can prove his worth at this level,

“The difference is that when I arrived here most of the guys in the squad were already Championship players. Now we have a mix and I would consider myself one of the guys looking to prove myself in the Championship.”