TRAVEL sickness.

A type of motion sickness that can make you feel sick and dizzy when you travel, especially by car, boat or plane.

It’s something I remember vividly as a child (green-faced when navigating the twisting, seemingly never-ending roads into Burnham-on-Crouch, during regular trips to visit family).

Now it’s taken on a whole new meaning for Ipswich Town’s weary travelling supporters, with their team’s most recent ill-fated trip being Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa.

Let’s be honest. The Blues’ home record isn’t exactly great this season, either.

A paltry two wins at Portman Road accounts for much of the reason they are currently propping up the Championship table.

However, both victories have come in the last four games (clean sheets in both), suggesting green shoots of recovery on Suffolk soil.

They’re not even bottom of the form guide, when it comes to points accrued at home. That dubious honour goes to Bolton.

In stark contrast, though, Town’s away record is truly dismal, with just one win and two draws from 14 games (not to mention an unceremonious FA Cup exit at League One side Accrington Stanley).

No wonder they’re in such a catastrophic state.

That turgid run includes six straight league defeats on their travels and eight losses in ten games.

The fact they’ve only managed one goal in those last six games – Freddie Sears’ sumptuous strike at Villa Park – merely massages salt into a gaping, bleeding wound.

I’m not kidding myself about Town’s wafer-thin survival chances. They’re somewhere between slim and faint.

But if they’re to give themselves just a modicum of hope, or at least stay in contention until the business-end of the season, it’s a situation that simply must be rectified.

It certainly won’t be plain-sailing.

Arch rivals Norwich City, currently second and sharpening their claws ahead of Town’s upcoming visit on February 10, are up next and Paul Lambert’s men must also visit fourth-placed West Brom, seventh-placed Bristol City and third-placed Sheffield United.

There are some ‘easier’ games left on the fixture list, though (and I use that word in the loosest of terms).

Town still have to visit Wigan, Bolton, Brentford and Preston – all sides languishing in the bottom half of the table.

But they might be doomed by the time they make those treks (if they’re not already).

A cure must be found immediately and what better remedy than a shock, against-all-odds victory at Carrow Road?

It won’t fix the many wrongs and failings of this season.

It won’t steer them to safety and probably won’t put the brakes on their journey into League One.

But it would certainly make their long-suffering supporters feel a whole lot feel better. The most perfect of pick-me-ups.