Paul Jewell feels ‘physically sick’ after defeats

FIVE straight defeats has left Paul Jewell feeling physically sick.

That is his brutal assessment after seeing his Ipswich Town side hurtle towards the relegation zone.

And the manner of the last two losses – conceding twice late on to turn winning position into shattering defeats - has clearly had an effect on the Blues boss.

Jewell said: “You feel physically sick when you lose games at any time, but especially the way we have lost the last two games is very difficult to take.

“We have lost them through our own doing. We didn’t concede a set-play up to Crystal Palace and since then we have conceded about four or five which is disappointing, especially the lateness of the goals we are conceding.

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“We have watched the videos (after Reading) and it is people getting out-jumped at corners – it’s as simple as that. I also think we have to be careful, we are giving away silly fouls at times. We have to cut that pettiness out of our game as it is costing us.”

Now it is Jewell’s job to lift the spirits – starting with tomorrow’s trip to Burnley who came back from 2-0 down at Hull on Saturday to score three goals in the last 12 minutes and claim the points.

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He said: “We gave to pick ourselves up. We have to. We have another game tomorrow so there is no good feeling sorry for ourselves.”

“They (Burnley) came back from 2-0 down to score three goals so they will be full of confidence. This league is so topsy-turvy. If we have got six points from the last two games, which we could have easily done, we would be a point off the top six with a game in hand.”

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