Volz sets target of back-to-back wins

MORITZ Volz says that, along with his Ipswich Town team- mates he has set his sights on achieving back-to-back victories.

Elvin King

MORITZ Volz says that, along with his Ipswich Town team- mates he has set his sights on achieving back-to-back victories.

Saturday's 2-0 success over Queens Park Rangers at Portman Road was Town's eighth point from their last four games and extended their run to just one defeat in 11 league games.

But German defender Volz, who is on a season-long loan from Fulham, now wants the Blues to move up to the next level.

He said today: “Our aim is now to put together back-to-back wins. We haven't achieved this yet, and we are looking forward to our trips to Blackpool on Saturday and Doncaster the following weekend.

“The Christmas period and January and February is when the league takes shape, and we want to be in full flow by then.”

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Volz admits that he was hoping Ipswich would be higher than their current position by now.

“When I signed from Fulham I was hoping we would be more advanced by now,” he said.

“Some of the criticism we have received has been harsh, as we have been playing well without quite getting the results.

“We have now shown against top Championship sides QPR and Reading what we are capable of at home.

“And after some disappointing results we have played well in our last four matches.

“There were a lot of good signs on Saturday - how we wore QPR down and then pushed on superbly and it was a good performance.

“As a defender you like to keep a clean sheet.

“We have limited teams to few chances in our last four games and this was coming.

“And I have to say that it is a great help having the players in front of us doing their defending work. When you defend as a team it breeds confidence.”

And Volz was impressed by Jon Stead's goals.

“Saturday's game was not dissimilar to the Charlton draw last midweek,” added Volz.

“We stuck at it this time and scored from two set pieces, which is encouraging.

“Jon's second goal was vital as it gave us some breathing space, and it was a fantastic effort.”

And Volz had special praise for Blues fans, who lifted Portman Road in the final stages.

“We were cold and wet playing,” he said.

“But at least we could move around.

“Some of them must have been drenched and, hopefully, we have set them up for a good week.

“They deserve it, and I know my weekend was a good one.”