BEING a football supporter can be a baffling, head-scratching pastime.

As people often say, it's like a drug.

The highs provide a sense of giddy elation, unbridled joy and exhilaration.

The lows leave you flat, disheartened and dejected.

As fans, we trot a fine line between the two and that unpredictability is part of the appeal.

It's unscripted theatre.

You never know what you're going to get and that, right now, is certainly the case with Paul Lambert's Ipswich Town.

Just when you think they've turned a corner, another lame result and performance drags you down again.

One step forward, two backwards, or so it seems, and those mixed fortunes are reflected in their fluctuating league position.

It's like a game of snakes and ladders and, after slithering back to earth following Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Rotherham United, Town will be desperate to move up a rung or two in Saturday's home clash against Peterborough United.

I hope for a positive result, obviously, but I'm also desperate for a performance to give me heart and encouragement; one that's laced with high-tempo, slick attacking football.

Off the pitch, I see Kayden Jackson is on the verge of signing a new contract and that's excellent news.

Like everyone at the club, the striker will be keen to forget the horrors of last season as he struggled to adapt to Championship football.

But Jackson's been impressive this season, contributing nine league goals and six assists.

He's quick, strong, hard-working and, for me, a better all-round striker than James Norwood.

You'd like to think he'll only improve, too.

He's capable of netting more - too many one-on-one opportunities have been fluffed this season - and especially if he gets better service from midfield.

I've heard people criticise him, scoffing at the £1.6 million transfer fee that brought him to Portman Road from Accrington Stanley.

But in modern-day football, that's hardly an eye-watering price tag.

I'd suggest he's already been good value for money, with the prospect of more to come.