New Town boss has players in mind to bring in

IPSWICH Town boss Paul Jewell has confirmed that he has one or two players in mind with which to strengthen his squad.

After becoming the 14th permanent manager to take charge of an Ipswich game, Jewell could not fault his side’s work rate.

“I’m not using the two cup games against Premier League opposition as an excuse, but we did run out of steam. And we needed a bit more quality.

“We have more than capable players and with one or two additions we’ll be OK. And I have the names in mind.”

Jewell picked out two vital moments in the match at Millwall.


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“Tamas Priskin would surely have put us two-up if he had been a bit more relaxed when Jaime Peters’ effort came back off the bar and the equaliser changed the context of the game.

“Millwall would have gone in cock-a-hoop at the interval after a 45th minute leveller.

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“We were OK in a lot of aspects but there are others where we need to improve – there is no doubt about that and we have a fight on our hands.”

Jewell revealed that he was left gutted and sick in the stomach explaining: “It’s great to be back but it’s not great to get beaten.

“We were trying to play balls too quickly but I’ve only had a day of training with them so we’ll work on it.

“I toyed with making changes but they were on such a high that they wanted to play.

“The second goal looked offside so we’re disappointed.

“We’ve got to pick up some points quickly, but it’s not all doom and gloom.”

Millwall boss Kenny Jackett was delighted with his players’ commitment after what he felt was a deserved win.

Jackett said: “Every win is a good win but the commitment of the players was terrific and I felt that despite a few hairy moments, we deserved to win the game.

“We conceded against the run of play and Ipswich are a good defensive team and they showed that against Arsenal and again against us.

“For us they were hard to break down and that makes it an even better win so I’m pleased.

“It was a key goal by Danny Schofield because we started well and had chances but we wobbled after their goal so that goal not only brought us back in to the game but gave the players and supporters a lot of encouragement for the second half.

“I was very pleased with Steve Morison’s effort and application and it gave us something to hold on to.

“And you have to miss them to score. If he had put every chance away he would be on 35 goals this season, which is impossible.

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