Lack of an away win does not bother Ipswich Town management and players

Paul Anderson celebrates his goal at Hillsborough on Saturday

Paul Anderson celebrates his goal at Hillsborough on Saturday - Credit: Archant

The lack of an away win is not bothering Ipswich Town’s players and management.

Having thrown away a 4-1 half-time lead at Derby to draw 4-4 last Tuesday, the Blues again had to make do with a point on their travels on Saturday – drawing 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, again having taken the lead.

The record on the road now reads three draws and three defeats this season, but at home it’s a different story with four wins from five. And that’s what everyone is focusing on heading into the international break.

“I think it’s a good point,” said Town’s goalscorer Paul Anderson. “Any point away from home is a good point.

“The lack of an away win isn’t bothering us at all. If we can keep winning at home and picking up draws away we can’t complain. That’s a good recipe to have.

“We feel solid at home, so any point away from home is positive as far as we’re concerned. And I am sure that win will come sooner rather than later.”

Blues boss Mick McCarthy said: “Winning at home and drawing away is a nice recipe. People keep saying ‘when are you going to win away?’ Well if we keep playing like that we’ll get a win away from home soon.

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“Keep playing like we did at Derby and Wigan and QPR, then we’ll get a win away from home.

“I’m not going to change things because we’ve been different class. We haven’t got the points we’ve deserved and I’m not going to stop doing things the way we’re doing them.”

Reflecting on a physical battle at Hillsborough, Anderson added: “It wasn’t too fun to play in, so I can imagine it wasn’t that much fun to watch from the sidelines.

“Sometimes you have to scrap your way through games though. No disrespect to Sheffield Wednesday, but I think they are going to be one of those teams you have to scrap against. We’re delighted to get the draw.”