Davis looks to make amends

DEFIANT Kelvin Davis accepts the Ipswich way appears not to get things done easily, but he wants things to be put right at Sheffield United on Friday, writes Derek Davis.

DEFIANT Kelvin Davis accepts the Ipswich way appears not to get things done easily, but he wants things to be put right at Sheffield United on Friday, writes Derek Davis.

With West Ham and Crystal Palace winning, and Wigan getting a draw with Sunderland, just three points separate third place down to eighth-placed Sheffield United, with Ipswich sitting in fourth.

Victory over Forest would have left them needing just one point to secure a play-off place but defeat means they must now get results at Sheffield United and then at home to Cardiff City.

Davis said: "I have been here nearly a year now and it does seem the way that nothing goes the way it should.


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"We did feel we could cement our play-off pace on Saturday but it was not to be.

"Still, it is not the end of the word. We now have two games in which we can go and win.

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"I have learnt that nothing gets done easily at Ipswich. We will take it on the chin, we are not going to get down about it, we will hopefully go and get the three points on Friday."

Davis was beaten by two David Johnson goals and feels his long-term absence with a broken leg was a factor in Forest's poor season.

He said: "Johnno proved again that he is a quality player and they have obviously missed him."

Davis admits mistakes were made for both goals. He was especially unhappy that Johnson was free to score the first, after he had been drawn away from his goal-line by Marlon King chasing a long ball from Andy Reid.

He said: "The man with the ball is the danger and I went to shut him down and you look around trying to get a bit of support.

"A few mistakes were made and, while you can't really point the finger, our defending could have been better."

The second came when 5'6'' Johnson climbed to meet an Eoin Jess cross to head in from close range.

Davis said: "He has climbed well to get above Drissa and again showed the quality of his leap and ability to head the ball."

The Town keeper, who was back after a stomach bug, was impressed with Forest but felt Ipswich still had enough to have done better. He said: "You just have to look around their side and you will see they have decent players so it was not a massive surprise that they got a win, although we are very disappointed with ourselves.

"It would not have been the end of the world to draw the game and we had enough chances to do that but to lose it was the worst thing to do."

n All the free coaches travelling to the Sheffield United game on Friday have now been filled.

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