PLAYER REACTION: Positives but we need to shut games out – Luke Chambers

Ipswich v Huddersfield: Stand-in skipper Luke Chambers has hailed Town’s recovery powers after a nightmare week ended with a lively 2-2 performance at Portman Road.

The Blues came into the game against Huddersfield off the back of a 6-0 reverse at Blackpool and a cup giant-killing at Carlisle.

But they responded from that double blow, and indeed going behind to Adam Clayton’s first-half strike, to earn a point.

Chambers, who equalised before Michael Chopra and James Vaughan scored at either end, said the game had “everything” – including a fantastic late one-handed penalty save from Town keeper Scott Loach to deny the Terriers the victory.

Summing up, the centre-back, who wore the armband in place of injured Carlos Edwards, said: “I thought we started a little slowly before we settled into the first half and handled ourselves well – considering the week we have had.


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“I thought the lads bounced back well from the couple of setbacks which was pleasing.

“We came in at half-time, losing 1-0, and thought it was a little unfair. We blocked one after the other before the lad (Clayton) knocked a great strike into the corner.

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“Sometimes you just have to take that on the chin and bounce back – and I think we did that and overall dominated the first-half, chance-wise.”

Staring at the prospect of three straight defeats, Chambers revealed that manager Paul Jewell’s half-time message was simple.

He explained: “The gaffer told us to keep doing what we were doing and I think we stuck to our task well.

“We managed to get ourselves into a 2-1 lead. But they equalised before the alarm bells rang when we hit the post and then all of a sudden they are back down the other end.

“If we keep doing the right things, like we did when we got into a 2-1 lead, and learn to shut games out I think we are going to be a threat in this league.”

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