Carlos Edwards knows pressure is increasing on Paul Jewell
Ipswich v Wolverhampton: What must Marcus Evans be thinking?
The Blues owner last night watched aghast as Paul Jewell’s side lost 2-0 to Wolves, their fourth defeat in five to remain slumped in second-bottom in the Championship.
Worse still, the home faithful have not seen a league victory since March.
Town once again could have easily walked away with a win, missing a number of golden chances and only falling behind through a crazy own goal from centre-back Tommy Smith.
But that won’t wash too much longer with Evans as he considers what direction he wants Ipswich to go.
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With Jewell in the last year of his contract, the Blues boss knew he needed a decent start to the season, but it is slowly unravelling into a worrying turn of events.
This fact is not lost on Carlos Edwards who is aware of how quickly the pressure could increase on his manager.
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The skipper said: “The whole team is gutted. We understand the crowd is getting a bit restless. At the end of the day, the manager is the one who takes the brunt of it. But when he picks the team and we cross the line, it is down to us.
“Regardless of whether it is early in the season, you still look at the table and you don’t want to be in the bottom two.
“The table is what it is – and it is because we are not clinical enough in front of goal and it is costing us.”
In front of an almost half-full Portman Road, Daryl Murphy, Lee Martin and Smith were all guilty of spurning great opportunities.
But Smith’s own goal and a 77th minute strike from Tongo Doumbia gave Wolves the victory.
Another miserable night for the Blues was complete with striker Paul Taylor leaving the ground on crutches – making him a massive doubt for Saturday’s home match against Charlton.