MANAGER’S REACTION: Paul Jewell admits he is under pressure following Wolves defeat
Ipswich v Wolverhampton: IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell is confident his side can turn things around after they slipped to a demoralising 2-0 home defeat against Wolves.
It was the same old story for the Blues as they missed a host of gilt-edged goalscoring chances and were punished at the other end.
With Tommy Smith’s comical own goal and substitute Tongo Doumbia’s strike sealing a fourth defeat in five games, Town remain second-from-bottom of the Championship table heading into Saturday’s game against fellow strugglers Charlton at Portman Road.
“I do think we can turn it around,” said Jewell. “Goals change games and if we get the first goal you’ll see a different side. It’s not as if we’re not creating chances.
“I do believe the players we have here are good enough to get us out of this rut.”
He continued: “We’re not just missing chances, we’re missing gilt-edged chances. If the keeper makes great saves then fair enough, but we’re just wasteful.
“At the moment anything that can go wrong seems to go wrong for us. Their first goal was comedy capers really. I don’t quite understand how the ball ends up in the back of the net to be honest.
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“It’s small margins in football but they can lead to huge chasms.”
Confirming that new �1.5million signing Paul Taylor has picked up a ‘nasty’ ankle injury, under pressure Jewell added: “If you keep on going to work and it doesn’t work out for you then you know the consequences.
“That’s life, that’s football. There’s no easy way out of the situation we’re in, but the good thing is we’ve got a lot of games left.
“It doesn’t always wash when you keep saying how unlucky you are, but I think everyone here tonight would agree we were the better team.
“I as the manager take full responsibility. That’s the way it’s got to be.
“The fans are entitled to get frustrated. They haven’t seen us win at home yet this season. We’ve got to give the crowd something to get behind us.”