Bitter-sweet for Walters

EVEN scoring was small comfort for Jon Walters after Ipswich crashed to defeat at Coventry.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

EVEN scoring was small comfort for Jon Walters after Ipswich crashed to defeat at Coventry.

After going all pre-season without scoring following his recovery from injury Walters banged in his first goal since last February but found it little consolation.

He said: “It was bitter-sweet for me really. It didn't count for anything in the end as we got beat.

“I had not got a goal in pre season, not that it bothered me too much, but it was good to get one It is not just about me scoring though.”

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Although upset at the defeat Walters insisted it was just a blip and there were many good things to take from the performance.

He said: “The keeper made a couple of good saves and they cleared one off the line. We probably had enough chances to get something.

“You can see the changes in the team and what we are trying to do. We had chances and we will go again next week.

“Although the result wasn't there this time we know this is just the start.

“We know we can produce the performances we just have cut out silly mistakes.”

Walters played as part of a three man attack that he feels can also help out the defence.

He said: “It is an attack minded formation but it can change quickly into a good defensive formation when we tuck into a five man midfield.”

Walters was signed for the Blues after impressing for Chester City against them in the FA Cup and knows how fired up Shrewsbury will be tomorrow night.

He said: “This is a set back but we go again Tuesday then Saturday.

“It will be Shrewsbury's cup final so we need to be up for it and be ready to go again against Leicester at home.”

Walters know he will probably be rested but believes, especially with the addition of Tamas Priskin to the squad, that Town have goals in them.

Her added: “Tamas has a lot of quality and will fit in well. We have a lot of attacking options but this season will be about the whole squad.”

Clinton Morrison netted both the Sky Blues goals but just as importantly made a superb goal line clearance from Pim Balkestein to deny Ipswich a deserved point.