Ratings: Who was a hit and who was a miss in the Blues 1-0 loss to Bristol City?

Cole Skuse gets the ball in the first half snow flurries at Ashton Gate Picture Pagepix

Cole Skuse gets the ball in the first half snow flurries at Ashton Gate Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 1-0 defeat by Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Adam Webster is left on his knees after Milan Djuric got ahead of him to score the Bristol City winn

Adam Webster is left on his knees after Milan Djuric got ahead of him to score the Bristol City winner at Ashton Gate Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Bartosz Bialkowski

Was lucky to get away with one after spilling Marlon Pack’s shot at the feet of Milan Djuric, but couldn’t do an awful lot about the big Bosnian striker’s header which gave the hosts the three points. 6

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Solid at the back and looked much more comfortable as the Blues returned to the back three which has served them so well of late. Read the game well, attacked the ball when he needed to and was calm in possession. 6


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Luke Chambers

Played his part in the Ipswich effort which helped see off the threat of 11-goal striker Diedhiou but will be disappointed to have seen his side concede once Djuric was introduced. Was good on the ball and led from the front. 7

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Adam Webster

Looked to play the ball out from the back but was loose in possession and was guilty of giving the ball away both short and long. Could have done more to stop towering Bosnian striker Djuric’s header as the forward beat himh in the air. 5

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Callum Connolly runs into trouble at Ashton Gate Picture Pagepix

Callum Connolly runs into trouble at Ashton Gate Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Jordan Spence

Better from the wing back after a tough couple of games, but was restricted in how much he could get forward during a game which boasted little quality. Looked to play a handful of one-twos with Ward in order to get forward but they didn’t come off. 6

Jonas Knudsen

Heads off for international duty with Denmark for a week of training and games where he will bid to win a place at the World Cup. He was his usual, solid self in this game as he defended well and did his bit going forward. 6

Marlon Pack sticks very close to Callum Connolly Picture Pagepix

Marlon Pack sticks very close to Callum Connolly Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Cole Skuse

Played in a deeper, more withdrawn midfield role against his former club and looked to pick the ball up off the back four and move it forward. Wasn’t always able to do it but looked to be positive. 6

Callum Connolly

Combative afternoon for the young Evertonian who looked up for the physical battle from the early minutes of the game. Went chest to chest with City skipper Bailey Wright after a clash between the two. Still looks a little leggy after a long season. 5

Grant Ward challenges Marlon Pack at Bristol City Picture Pagepix

Grant Ward challenges Marlon Pack at Bristol City Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Grant Ward

Started in a wider role but worked his way inside during the first half. This meant he had little time or space to run at his man and display an attribute of his game that has served him well recently. His versatility is an asset, though. 6

Freddie Sears

Looks so much more comfortable in a central striking role, even if his run without a goal (stretching back to April) continues. Ran the channels, looked to create but never really had a sight of goal. He certainly contributed, though. 6

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Martyn Waghorn

Largely isolated in attack and feeding off scraps for much of the afternoon, the Blues’ leading scorer offered little in the way of a goal threat but never stopped working. Much of the Blues’ game saw Waghorn and Sears split into wide area meaning, when he got the ball, there was little in the middle for any kind of cross. 6

Bersant Celina

Came off the bench with 10 minutes remaining to try and provide a spark but wasn’t able to have a serious impact on the game. 6

Martyn Waghorn stretches to bring the ball under control ahead of Bristol City's Bailey Wright Pictu

Martyn Waghorn stretches to bring the ball under control ahead of Bristol City's Bailey Wright Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Ben Morris

A second first-team appearance in a week for the young striker, who will hopefully see more action between now and the end of the season. 6

Cameron Carter-Vickers battles at Ashton Gate. Picture Pagepix

Cameron Carter-Vickers battles at Ashton Gate. Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Mick McCarthy gives out instructions at Bristol City Picture Pagepix

Mick McCarthy gives out instructions at Bristol City Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

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