‘QPR game will not make us a good or a poor team’ - Kennedy

WIN, lose or draw at Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers tomorrow night, Ipswich Town defender Mark Kennedy says it won’t make or break the team.

“I agree that it can be looked as a benchmark to how far we have come in recent weeks,” said Kennedy.

“But one game will not change anything.

“Whatever the result it will not make us a god team or a poor team.

“As a club and as a team we are moving forward - moving in the right direction.

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“We’ll all looking forward with optimism and we are on a very good run. But we‘re not getting carried away.

“Fourteen points out of the last 18 on offer is automatic promotion form and it’s a good sign that we were left disappointed at not beating an in-form side like Hull.”

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Kennedy revealed that Saturday‘s game was great to play in and that he didn’t want it to finish.

“It felt as though it was a fabulous game on the pitch and I was disappointed when the referee blew the final whistle.

“There was some great football played on an excellent surface despite the rain with it being well documented how good our ground staff are.

“We didn’t work their keeper enough and a draw was probably a fair result and having gone in front it was disappointing not to hold on.

“There were a lot of positives, but we are not a great team all of a sudden and there is a long way to go.”

Kennedy agrees that work needs to be done on avoiding the concession of late goals, but added:

“I’ don’t see it as a failure in our game but perhaps we could have defended higher up the pitch towards the end.

“But it is a human reaction to try and hold on to what you’ve got.

“I watched Arsenal’s winning goal against Barcelona last week and there were five instances where the defending could have been better before the goal went in.

“And it was perhaps the same for us on Saturday. A Wayne Rooney special apart, 99% of goals come from something that has gone wrong.”

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