Stick with us, pleads Wright

RICHARD Wright urged Town fans to keep the faith despite being beat 3-0 by promotion hopefuls Swansea City.

Derek Davis

RICHARD Wright urged Town fans to keep the faith despite being beat 3-0 by promotion hopefuls Swansea City.

The ever optimistic Blues keeper believes Town can still make the top six despite being well-beaten by the Welsh side.

He said: “Swansea are a good team but we have to come to places like this and put on a performance and get a result if we want to go up the league.

“There is still a possibility that we can get in the play offs.”

The Blues now take on Blackpool and Nottingham Forest at home, games Wright feels they need to glean maximum points.

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He said: “It is a blip after three great results away from home. That is the frustrating thing. We know we can go to places and get a result but it didn't happen.

“We have two home games coming up so it is vital we win those and keep being positive and looking forward.

“Swansea are a very good team and we are very disappointed with the result. They scored early on but we felt we were getting back in the game when they scored their second goal.”

Wright put the defeat down to having a bad day at the office.

He said: “It has been a bad Saturday for us.

“We knew it was going to be difficult coming here and if we got chances we had to take them but we weren't at the races.

“We didn't play well enough to come back from that early goal.

“We played some good stuff but didn't take our chances so we have to take the positives from the game.

“Everyone will see a 3-0 deficit and we won't behind that but we have to take out the positives.”

Even Wright though admitted Town could not afford any more slip ups.

He said: “We gave away sloppy goals and you can't do that.

“There can't be many more days like this although when you get a day like this it can give you a kick up the backside that you need.

“The past three away games have been very good so perhaps we went to Swansea and took it for granted that it would come easy for us.”

Wright has called for the players to get behind beleaguered boss Jim Magilton.

He said: “When things don't go right the manger is in the spotlight but there is a group of players who took to the pitch that have won three way games and we could have done so again. It is not about individuals it is about players, coaches and manager.

“Everyone who is involved in Ipswich Town wants to be in the Premier League.”

And he had a word of sympathy for the 639 supporters who made the trip to South Wales.

He said: “Our fans were fantastic and for them to travel all this way and for us not to get the result is very disappointing.

“It hurts when you see people travel all that way and support their team and us not perform on the day.”