It is up to the Town players to turn run around says Watford boss Sean Dyche

ONLY the Ipswich Town players can turn the club’s fortunes around, according to Watford boss Sean Dyche.

The Hornets’ manager was left a delighted man after his side were slightly fortunate to leave Portman Road on Saturday with a 2-1 win.

But it condemned Town to their seventh straight defeat and increased the pressure on manager Paul Jewell.

While not wanting to comment on the Blues’ particular situation, Dyche said: “I feel personally it is down to the players but I am well aware that the responsibility comes down to the manager.

“The players have a responsibility to perform, look after themselves and must be ready to play. Of course the organisation and motivational skills comes from the manager and staff.


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“But Paul Jewell is a very experienced manager, it is not for me to tell him what he needs to do.”

Dyche admitted he was concerned that Town might end their grim run against Watford, whose three points now means they have gone 14 games without losing to Ipswich.

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Dyche said: “At the moment with Ipswich’s unfortunate run, you don’t want to be the team they turn over - because that run will end at some point.

“We knew it would be a tough game. It wasn’t always silky from us – or our best performance – but the desire and work ethic of the players was fantastic.“

And of his side’s own incredible run over Saturday’s opponents, Dyche added: “You can never quite find the scientific equation why that happens with some clubs.

I don’t think that was the case on Saturday – we knew it would be a really tough and awkward game. Every run comes to an end. Ours came against Peterborough in a topsy-turvy, end-to-end game which we nicked 3-2. That stopped ours and of course started another one.

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