Jim: 'We may lose Walters'

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has admitted he could lose Jon Walters within the next 60 hours.

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton has admitted he could lose Jon Walters within the next 60 hours.

Although Town bosses deny Stoke City have made a £3m offer for the forward, Magilton was not convinced Walters will still be at Portman Road on Tuesday.

He said: “I hope so he is a very valuable member of our squad I can't honestly say he will be here or he won't be. It someone offers us £10m then he might not be.”

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Speaking after Town lost 2-1 at Watford, Magilton demanded his team show more character.

He said: “We should never have lost but we were sloppy. You can't give away goals the way we have been and expect to win.

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“We gave them an unbelievable goal for the equaliser and then the lad was in the right place to capitalise and we lose.

“We should have won it in the first half and if Kevin (Lisbie) had put away his chance we may have done.”

It took less than two minutes for Town to go in front through Pablo Counago.

Mart Poom failed to deal with a Lee Williamson back pass and cleared straight to Counago who shrugged of a challenge from Lloyd Doyley and finished with a low left footed shot.

After looking the better side in the first half Ipswich struggled at times in the second and Watford's John Eustace took advantage of poor marking by Iván Campo to equalise.

Their winner for Watford came four minutes from time when Richard Wright spilled a Jobi McAnuff shot and substitute john-Joe O'Toole nodded in.

Magilton said: “We don't have strength of belief to go and win. The only way we will get that is from winning games building the spirit.

“We had enough experience and should have seen the game out.”

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