Have a little . . . . patience

DAVID Wright has called on more patience after Ipswich slipped up at home once again.

Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

DAVID Wright has called on more patience after Ipswich slipped up at home once again.

Town supporters booed at the end of the goalless draw against Plymouth at Portman Road but Wright believes there is no need to be worried.

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He said: “We know we are more than capable of being higher in the table.

“We have taken 11 points from 15 since Christmas which shows how far we have come and it is frustrating we never added to that.

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“We have to stay patient and we will get the chances. With a bit more luck we could have had three points and few goals.

“If we had the away form we have now last season we would be sat the Prem now.

“Going into February there are still a lot of points to go for. So we don't need to be concerned at the moment.”

The versatile defender also feels patience is the answer in breaking down sides who come for a draw.

“Last year our home form was great and teams came and didn't respect us and pushed on. They have changed their thinking now and generally put five across the midfield, or a sitting midfielder and that has made it tough.

“Away from home, teams come flying at us and we hit them on the break.

“We will sort it out. It is not as if we are being pummelled at home.”

Although Town had most of the play they could not convert their chances and Plymouth almost caused an upset through Jamie Mackie but he had a goal ruled out for offside.

Wright said: “It was frustrating. They came for a draw and you could see that by the way they set up.

“We had our chances, especially Kevin Lisbie right at the end and the keeper has made a great save.

“We said at half time we had to be patient and we were and we were a touch unlucky towards the end not to score. I always felt if we got one goal, two and three would follow quickly but we never got the one.

“First half we dominated from start to finish but second half we started sloppily. That opened the door to let them in and they had a good chance when they hit the bar although I always felt comfortable that they would not score.

“We could have had a penalty when their lad grabbed a large chunk of Pablo's shirt.”

Wright admitted tiredness was catching up with them and the team has welcomed the two day break they have been given now that the Nottingham forest fixture has been put back a fortnight as they have an FA Cup replay with Derby tomorrow.

He said: “It feels like we have been sat on a bus all week. The Chelsea game will catch up. We were buzzing after that even though we lost and the adrenaline just keeps you going.

“The boys will be feeling it now but the gaffer has given us a couple of days off before we go to Swansea which is not exactly around the corner.”


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