Ipswich Town are in a dogfight – Aaron Cresswell
DEFIANT Aaron Cresswell has moved to dampen speculation that Paul Jewell has lost the confidence of the dressing room.
The beleaguered boss was a dejected figure on Tuesday night after seeing his woeful side fall to a 4-0 defeat by Burnley and stretch their losing run to six straight games.
But it was the manner of the performance, described by Jewell as the worst of the season, that suggested all was not well in the Town camp.
But on the day the Blues look to end the grim run at home to bogey team Watford, Cresswell has insisted: “We have to stick together, try and be positive and get three points today.
“The manager’s head is on the line and it is not nice for anyone to be in that situation – losing six games on the bounce.
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“We haven’t been at the races for the last few weeks but of course we are behind the manager. There are some things the managers can’t do – it is all down to us at the end of the day. We have to get through it all.”
Ipswich go into today’s match against opponents they haven’t beaten in 13 attempts – and only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.
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It is a situation that is all too familiar for Cresswell who spent much of last season battling relegation with previous club Tranmere Rovers in League One.
He explained: “When I was at Tranmere, we were fighting relegation for the most part of last season. I know what it is like and it is not nice to play week-in, week-out knowing it is a dogfight. It’s not a nice feeling for anyone.
“So the quicker we get out of this situation, the quicker we can start enjoying it more and the free-flowing football will come. It is going to turn at some point – the quicker, the better.”