Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna says he has some things in mind to be addressed as the Blues try to reverse their tendency of falling behind in games.

Yesterday's thrilling 2-2 draw with West Brom at Portman Road was the fifth straight match in which the Blues have shipped the first goal.

Over the course of the season so far, they've conceded first in 18 games.  

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Asked about that trend, McKenna said: "It's not something that we're ignoring that's for sure.

"I didn't think we won enough challenges at the start of the game. We spoke about that before the game but, despite that, I didn't think we won enough challenges.

"I thought we were still playing pretty well, but West Brom came out on top of all the 50/50 balls.

East Anglian Daily Times: Kieran McKenna talks to the media yesterdayKieran McKenna talks to the media yesterday (Image: Steve Waller)
"On too many occasions where there was chance to win the ball we didn't win it. That didn't allow us to create the same domination that we had in the later stages.

"There are a lot of different factors for that. There are two teams on the pitch. West Brom have excellent players and our players are still at full-stretch to compete at this level to be fair. You're not going to have the whole 90 minutes.

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"We won't hide and shy away from the fact we need to find ways to consistently impose ourselves on the game at the start, but on the other hand you have to respect the level that we're playing at and the competition that we're up against.

"We have to take a big positive that the players fully believe that if we stick to our plan over the course of 90 minutes then usually we're still going strong at the end and the other team have the feeling they've been in a really difficult game. I think that was the case today.

"Certainly by the latter stages we were coming out on top of all those things. We've worked the opposition so hard and so well with the ball that there's a fatigue element come the end."

While the Blues have shown their heart, resilience and ability to summon a strong finish on numerous occasions this season, the Town boss said he's planning to tackle their slow starts again before their midweek clash with Millwall.

That match kicks off a run of nine games in a row against sides currently in the bottom half of the Championship table.

"We'll speak about it again before Wednesday night," he admitted. "There are a couple of things in my mind that we will try and address.

"But at the same time we respect the level that we're operating at at. You're not going to have the whole 90 minutes and today we've had more than enough of that 90 minutes today to win the game."