Paul Jewell accuses players of being ‘cocky’ after Barnsley win

IPSWICH Town boss Paul Jewell branded his players “cocky” after they failed to kill off Barnsley in this afternoon’s 1-0 win at Portman Road.

Daryl Murphy’s 49th minute proved the difference but after the Irish striker and Lee Martin missed golden one-on-one chances, the Blues were indebted to keeper Arran Lee-Barrett for a great double save to claim the three points.

Speaking after the match, Jewell said: “I think on the balance of play we were the better team but I am disappointed we didn’t kill them off.

“We missed three or four gilt-edged chances and we nearly paid the price. I think at times we get a little bit cocky when things are going well – we have had two one-on-ones and not hit the target.

“I think we fully deserved it but because of our lack of ruthlessness, and not being clinical enough, we have ended up having to rely on Arran to make a really good save not so far from the end.”