Boyhood Town fan Scott Loach believes Ipswich will be fine
DELIGHTED with three precious points for his improving side, Watford keeper Scott Loach has taken time out to offer words of support for the long-suffering Ipswich fans.
Loach knows, in part, what they are going through – being a boyhood Town fan and former academy player.
But the keeper, fresh from Watford’s 2-1 win at Portman Road on Saturday, is confident his old club will turn the corner.
He said: “It is not nice. I was a boyhood fan and I’ll be a fan for the rest of my life. It is a fantastic club. They have the players and the manager. Ipswich is a massive name and I don’t see any problems here whatsoever.”
Loach believes Town can take comfort from his own side’s fortunes after a poor start saw Watford boss Sean Dyche under pressure.
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He explained: “We were in a dip a few weeks ago. You only have to look around here (Ipswich), look at the club, the manager and the players have enough experience.
“Fans will be disappointed and the manager has to get wins. People were calling for our gaffer (to get sacked) at the start of the season but he has turned it around.
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“If they win three or four in a row, they will be back up there and everyone will forget this little run.”
And of Saturday’s match, Loach added: “I think they were unlucky to be honest, I think they deserved a draw. But it was a great performance by us. We battled hard and won ugly and we didn’t do enough of that last season.”
“This league is so tight, you can’t say there is one team in this league that is going to walk away with it or one team that is certain for relegation. I’m pretty sure Ipswich will be fine.”
Town lost the lead for the third time in four matches after going ahead through stand-in skipper Keith Andrews.
Watford striker Troy Deeney, who netted the winner, added: “Our analysis on Ipswich said they have been letting in quite a few goals and we always felt we would get a chance.”