Martin: We will be fine

NO worries - it will come good.That is the message from Blues winger Lee Martin to deflated Ipswich Town fans after the no-score draw at home against Leicester City.

Derek Davis

NO worries - it will come good.

That is the message from Blues winger Lee Martin to deflated Ipswich Town fans after the no-score draw at home against Leicester City.

Martin is confident the side will put it right, and he will soon be in among the goals.

The �1.5million signing from Manchester United said: “We have high expectations ourselves. We are disappointed but we know we are heading in the right direction and it takes time.

“We have 44 games left, so no worries - we will be fine. If we are in this situation come the end of the season people can ask questions but without a shadow of a doubt we have the right sort of attitude and mentality to put things right.”

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The Blues get the chance tomorrow night against Crystal Palace and Martin hopes a night game will make the difference after an off-day against Leicester.

He said: “We weren't at it at all. We didn't play the way we know we can do. We weren't as fluent as we can be and perhaps the weather didn't help us.

“It has been hot for the last couple of league games so it might be good to have a night game where it will be cooler. This was just a bad day and things will get a lot better. There were positives, more than the negatives. The lads worked hard and we stuck together. Sometimes you have games when it doesn't go right for you.

“It was very tough, it was hot and the heat played a part. The boys had to grind it out and we got a point which is better than nothing at all. We went to a more compact shape with four across the middle when we could see it was going to be one of those days for us.”

Martin made some good runs and one almost ended with his first competitive goal for Ipswich but he slipped at the critical moment and the shot went safely through to the keeper, which just about summed up Town's day. He said: “I should have done better but it will come. There will be no better time to score than Tuesday against Palace. I know if you work hard and do your stuff in training then things will come.

“It was weird really because we weren't getting the ball down and knocking it about and there were a few mistakes.

“A few of the lads could not get into it, including myself - although I got a bit of joy I could have done better.”

Martin took a kick on the shin but is hoping he will be fine to play against Palace, who are the team his grandfather supported.