Jewell asks for ‘killer instinct’

PAUL Jewell wants his team to show a “killer instinct,” in both boxes, after Ipswich Town leaked two late headed goals to lose 2-0 at league leaders QPR.

PAUL Jewell wants his team to show a “killer instinct,” in both boxes, after Ipswich Town leaked two late headed goals to lose 2-0 at league leaders QPR.

Town were undone by close range headers from defender Clint Hill and striker Heidar Helguson on 76 and 83 minutes in a closely-fought Loftus Road encounter.

“I thought we were the better team in the first half,” insisted Jewell.

“It was a bit like Saturday (1-1 draw against Hull), when we lacked that killer instinct. I couldn’t fault my players for their effort. We were just lacking a bit in both boxes.


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“We got plenty of balls into the box, but we are not scoring enough goals.

“We defended well and made some great blocks, but a lot of that work was undone during the last 15 minutes. We have got to learn to defend well for 95 minutes.

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“However, I’m not going to lambast the players, because they have done well and results have been good since I took over.

“Although we were the better team in that first half, we must start taking advantage of when we are on top.

“I don’t want to be coming to places like QPR, the league leaders, just to make up the numbers. I want to be able to come here and beat them!

“The players have shown good desire since I have been here, but when it really matters they have to go that extra yard.

“But I’m learning about my players all the day, and 14 points from eight games is not bad,”,added Jewell, with reference to his league record since he became Town manager last month.

QPR boss Neil Warnock was impressed with Ipswich. He said: “Ipswich had nothing to lose. They have got some good results lately and you could see that they were playing with confidence.

“Paul Jewell has the makings of a good side, and they have some excellent fans.”

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