Paul Jewell remains positive amid disappointment in the Ipswich Town camp
CHRIS Hutchings has admitted there are some disappointed people in Paul Jewell’s squad.
Jewell’s assistant revealed yesterday that tough decisions made to withdraw Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Guirane N’Daw early in recent matches had left both players upset.
But Hutchings defended the decision with JET having a poor 45 minutes against Charlton Athletic while the “red mist” descended on the Senegalese international a week later at Barnsley.
Hutchings said: “JET is very frustrating – we want him to mix up his game and get behind defences.
“He was disappointed that he got dragged off the other week, but anyone would – Guirane was disappointed on Saturday.
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“But it is for the good of the team. They have to remember that no one is bigger than the team, sometimes you have to make sacrifices.”
As Jewell heads into a crucial two matches in five days, against the current two top sides in the Championship, Hutchings insists his good friend is coping with the pressure over his own job.
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The number two revealed: “Paul is always positive, but we haven’t had the results to go with our performances.
“That is very frustrating. The one positive is that we are creating chances. If we weren’t doing that, I think we would have a problem.
“There is pressure on every game. It is only hard work that gets you out of trouble.
“We have to resolute in your own box and clinical in the other box – that is where games are won and lost. If you don’t take your chances, you won’t win games.”
Echoing Jewell’s comments last week, Hutchings added: “We haven’t lost the dressing room – far from it.
“You are always going to get one or two disgruntled players who aren’t in the team. But that’s par for the course at any club.
“The players aren’t thinking about it (the pressure), we’re not talking about it – we are just looking forward to the games.”