Paul Jewell pays tribute to Ipswich Town away support

Watford v Ipswich: IPSWICH Town manager Paul Jewell paid tribute to the vocal army of away supporters who witnessed their team finally end a miserable run of results against Watford last night.

More than 1,400 Blues supporters travelled to Vicarage Road and they were rewarded with a last-minute winner from Michael Chopra. The 1-0 victory was Ipswich’s first over the Hornets since 2004 – a barren run which had stretched to 15 games.

“Watford have been a bit of a bogey team for us over the last few years – but that’s been put to bed now,” said a delighted Jewell.

“I have to say what support that was on a Tuesday night. It was absolutely fantastic to see. It gave the players a huge lift and I think the supporters can see the players are all as one.

“I just want to give a big thank you from everybody – the playing staff and the coaching staff – to them for their commitment to the club. It’s nice to send them home happy and looking forward to going back to work.”

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After his side young side showed staying power to secure a comeback point against Blackburn last Saturday, it was perseverance that once again proved key last night.

“I thought we looked crisp and sharp right throughout the game,” said Jewell. “Obviously when (Chris) Iwelumo came on they had a height advantage, but while we lack a little in height we certainly don’t lack for fitness and quality.”

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