Berra wants the Ipswich Town defenders to help the strikers out

Christophe Berra and Nedum Onuoha clash heads leading to the Ipswich man receiving treatment for a c

Christophe Berra and Nedum Onuoha clash heads leading to the Ipswich man receiving treatment for a cut mid way through the first half in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 December 2015. Picture: Steve Waller - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Christophe Berra says it’s time the Ipswich Town defenders started helping out at the other end of the pitch.

The Scot is yet to find the net this season having scored seven times for the Blues in 2014/15, with Tommy Smith contributing two and captain Luke Chambers three.

Berra insisted it can’t simply fall on the team’s attacking players to lift them out of their recent slump, which now stands at five losses in six games, with the centre-half calling on his defensive colleagues to contribute.

“Sometimes you go through periods like this, us as a back four want to be keeping clean sheets and being solid, but we need to chip in with goals as well,” he said.

“I’ve not scored, Tommy’s scored two and Chambo’s the leading scorer, so all over the pitch we need to be chipping in goals, it’s not all about the strikers.

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“We can’t rely on them all the time.”

The Blues go to Huddersfield tomorrow, looking to snap out of their recent poor form, but Berra isn’t expecting an easy ride at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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He said: “Our away record had been good until the last couple of games so we need to get back to winning ways. Every game in this league is difficult and if you pick up points you’ve done well.

“At the moment Huddersfield have found form, have a new manager and are playing a good brand of football, but we have to go there prepared to get something out the game.”

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