Jim faces up to facts after another loss

BLUES boss Jim Magilton admitted his side could not be considered promotion candidates after losing 2-0 at Leicester City.

By Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton admitted his side could not be considered promotion candidates after losing 2-0 at Leicester City.

Ipswich dropped out of the play-off places with their fifth away defeat in a row and even though they have been unbeatable at home, Magilton believes it is not good enough.

He said: “We can't be considered credible top six contenders. To be that you have to be able to pick up points away from home to be anywhere near the top six and we are not doing that yet.”

Magilton was not happy at the way both goals were conceded with Richard Stearman and Patrick Kisnorbo heading in free kicks from Stephen Clemence.

Magilton said: “The difference was in both boxes. They showed a real desire not only to go and attack the ball and defend but to attack the ball and score a goal for their team.

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“Both goals against us were very disappointing. Stephen Clemence has a great left peg and showed a great delivery with quality.

“The first should have been dealt with and the second was a needless free kick and he got a free header and no matter what level you are at you can't allow a free header.

“If we had scored we emphasised that they are jittery at home and we could get something but they have experienced players who could see the game out.

“They were better at the nitty gritty than we were.”

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