15 July 2024

 

Those six goals took Ipswich’s league goal tally for the season up to a whopping 99, 20 more than top of the table Plymouth Argyle, with one game to go.

As a result, the Suffolk outfit have scored more than any team in England’s top four leagues – and it turns out ex-Man United goalkeeper Lee Grant is the mastermind behind the firepower.

Grant played just two games for Man United, retiring at the end of last season before quickly being appointed into former Red Devils assistant Kieran McKenna’s backroom staff.

But rather than being hired as a goalkeeping coach, Grant was brought in as first team coach.

The 40-year-old’s experience as a keeper is clearly helping him teach Ipswich’s attackers how to conquer League One shot stoppers, given they’ve edged Premier League big guns Man City and Arsenal’s goal tallies of 89 and 78 respectively this season.

Ipswich’s success in front of goal has been present the entire campaign – thanks in part to top scorer Conor Chaplin who has netted 29 goals this season and 26 in League One, the best return of any player in the league.

Those six goals took Ipswich’s league goal tally for the season up to a whopping 99, 20 more than top of the table Plymouth Argyle, with one game to go.

As a result, the Suffolk outfit have scored more than any team in England’s top four leagues – and it turns out ex-Man United goalkeeper Lee Grant is the mastermind behind the firepower.

Grant played just two games for Man United, retiring at the end of last season before quickly being appointed into former Red Devils assistant Kieran McKenna’s backroom staff.

But rather than being hired as a goalkeeping coach, Grant was brought in as first team coach.

The 40-year-old’s experience as a keeper is clearly helping him teach Ipswich’s attackers how to conquer League One shot stoppers, given they’ve edged Premier League big guns Man City and Arsenal’s goal tallies of 89 and 78 respectively this season.

Ipswich’s success in front of goal has been present the entire campaign – thanks in part to top scorer Conor Chaplin who has netted 29 goals this season and 26 in League One, the best return of any player in the league.

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