Town star admits it’s a relegation dog fight for Blues

IPSWICH Town are in a relegation fight after losing their eighth game out of their last 10 Championship matches at Millwall on Saturday.

The heartening Carling Cup win over Arsenal soon became a distant memory as Town surrendered three more vital points to drop further down the table – to a precarious 20th position.

The decision to replace Roy Keane with Paul Jewell has all the makings of being a correct one, with the latter being better equipped to stave off a bottom three finish.

Cup runs are all well and good and Ipswich have done magnificently to get within touching distance of a Wembley final, but unless the league form improves dramatically it is going to be a nail-biting second half of the season with Ipswich currently in league free-fall.

“Yes, we’re in a relegation fight – of course we are,” admitted midfielder Carlos Edwards today.

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“It’s a battle and it has been obvious for the last six league games or so that we have a lot on our plate.

“No game will be easy between now and the end of the season.

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“But with a new manager with perhaps some new persons and different way of playing hopefully this will bring results sooner rather than later.

“I’m normally an optimist and I still feel we can finish in the top half of the table. But we must start winning – and soon.”

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