Not too good to go down - Norris

DAVID Norris today told Blues fans that their team is not too good to go down.

Elvin King

DAVID Norris today told Blues fans that their team is not too good to go down.

Town's influential midfielder is still ruing the lost of two precious Championship points after Saturday's goalless draw against Bristol City at Portman Road.

The home side played well enough and had enough chances to have won comfortably - but it was another irritating stalemate to make it 17 draws in 33 league matches.

“We're moving in the right direction,” said Norris, who has just turned 29 and has been a league ever-present since returning to action just after Christmas.

“But after losing at bottom club Peterborough a fortnight ago we realise we're not too good to go down.That defeat rammed the point home.

Most Read

“Before that we thought we would be okay, and the earlier defeat at Preston did not have the same effect on us.

“We know now that we have a job to do to move away from the position we find ourselves.

“We are all concerned and it's important to keep reminding ourselves that the job is not done yet. It is a relegation battle that we're in and we're not in the clear yet.

“A defeat at Blackpool on Saturday and we could well be right back down there again.”

Town remain four points above the drop zone and 12 points away from likely safety with 13 matches to play.

Dean Gerken, the Bristol City keeper, excelled himself on Saturday, but Norris said Town should still have won.

He went on: “We have said it enough times this season - we should have won.

“We had more than enough chances even though their keeper made four or five excellent saves.

“To be fair the ball did not run for us though and there could easily have been a touch when Connor Wickham's late throw-in entered the net. The referee was unsure and sometimes the decision would have gone our way.”

With Ipswich fans about to receive their 2010/11 season ticket packages, Norris looked ahead with optimism.

“They couldn't have suffered much worse than they have this season,” he said. “We owe them a good one next term as our supporters have been brilliant.

“With the squad we have we shouldn't be where we are, and we're all sure it will turn around.”