Town team hold clear the air talks

BLUES players have had a clear the air chat in order to get their play-off challenge back on track.The first team squad locked themselves into a dressing room following their poor showing at Colchester to thrash out all problems.

Derek Davis

BLUES players have had a clear the air chat in order to get their play-off challenge back on track.

The first team squad locked themselves into a dressing room following their poor showing at Colchester to thrash out all problems.

Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton revealed the players took it upon themselves to hold the no-holds barred discussion.

He said: “The players have had a heart to heart. They had a chat because they knew what happened at Colchester wasn't acceptable and good for them.

“There is only so much the manager and coaching staff to do.

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“The four walls of the dressing room are the most important at the football club because if the team is successful everyone benefits from that.

“Everything emanates from this four walls and if they decide, and only they can decide, that we are going up or not.

“The senior player inspire that and good for them.”

Magilton would not discuss what was said but was pleased that his players had taken responsibility.

He said: “I'm not privy to what was said, they are grown men and one they cross the white line it is down to them.

“We put the structure in place for them and ask them to go and play. If they don't perform we have the right to ask those questions and if they don't have the answers then woe betide.”

What was said will stay in the dressing room but Magilton revealed no players had come to him asking for a change to change the line up.

Magilton warned: “That is where I draw the line. I pick the team.”