Cole Skuse admits Ipswich Town are missing their targets as Championship slide continues

Cole Skuse at Ewood Park on Saturday

Cole Skuse at Ewood Park on Saturday

Cole Skuse has admitted Ipswich Town aren’t hitting their targets at the moment, following the latest episode in their worrying slide down the Championship table.

Having topped the standings at the end of August, the Blues have slipped to 12th following a run of just five points from six games – although they are still only three points behind the four sides tied for third place.

Skuse revealed following Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Blackburn that the Blues have not hit the private, internal, target they had set themselves for this stage in the season, with their defensive record one of the major reasons.

“We’re off target, we set ourselves targets as a team and individual targets and we’re off target at the moment,” said the midfielder (pictured).

“We’ve conceded too many goals but we have a little break now where we can put things right and work on things.

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“We have a tough run of games coming up but we’ll try and be refreshed, we’ll analyse this one and move on to the next one.”

Following the loss at Ewood Park, in which Jordan Rhodes scored both Blackburn goals against his former club, the Blues are now not in action until they face Huddersfield on October 17 after the international break.

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While a number of Ipswich players will be away on national duty, Skuse and the remaining players will work to put things right as well as being able to take their minds off of football by spending some much needed time with their families.

“It (the international break) has got its pros and cons, like everyone would say you’d like to get back on the field as soon as possible and put it right, but then on the flip side it’s a time to have a look at things,” he said.

“It’s maybe a time to switch off mentally, spend some time with your family and then come back fresh.

“A few lads will be away with their countries but the rest of us will be in training next week and then working on things from today. For me personally I’ll be spending some time with my family next weekend.

“It’s important. I’ll go home as angry as anyone after this, you’ll have times when you think about the game, but then on the flip side I’ll spend time with my little girl and my wife and that’s the other side of things which can cheer you up.”

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