Charlton deserved to win admits under-pressure Paul Jewell

Ipswich v Charlton: Paul Jewell believes his Town side didn’t do enough to deserve anything out of today’s 2-1 defeat to the Addicks.

Town slipped to their fifth defeat in six matches thanks to goals from Johnnie Jackson and Ricardo Fuller.

The Blues’ pulled themselves back into the game when Jason Scotland’s deflected strike wrong-footed Charlton keeper Ben Hamer.

But Jewell believes his side didn’t do enough in the final half an hour to warrant grabbing a point or three.

He said: “My thoughts are the same as everyone else from an Ipswich point of view – disappointment.


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“The result, and the goals we gave away, were catastrophic.

“I have been saying we have had no luck. We get a bit of luck with our goal and then we lacked the belief to pepper their goal, get an equaliser and maybe go on and win it.

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“That’s a truthful summing up. I could sit here and say we missed Paul Taylor and Michael Chopra – and we did – but I still think we had enough to do better than what we did.”

Jewell admitted he hoped Chopra would be back for next Saturday’s trip to Barnsley while Jay Emmanuel-Thomas’ substitution at half-time was a deliberate move, as he was “not playing well” according to the manager.

The under-fire Blues boss also confirmed that new loan signing Danny Higginbotham would have started the match had he not arrived in Suffolk in the early hours of this morning.

The Stoke City defender was brought on in the final few minutes for Tommy Smith.

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