Walters makes a double apology

JON Walters made a double apology after Ipswich slipped out of the play-off places following an abject loss at Leicester yesterday.

By Derek Davis

JON Walters made a double apology after Ipswich slipped out of the play-off places following an abject loss at Leicester yesterday.

Walters admitted his mistake for the Foxes second goal and wanted to promise fans that the team will look to make up for yet another disappointing display in front of the away fans when they go to Coventry on Saturday.

Walters said: “It was my man that I let go for the second goal so I put my hands up for that.”

Almost 1,000 Blues supporters watched the defeat and many booed at the final whistle.

Walters said: “We let the fans down again and we want to make it up for them.

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“They have been terrific and we want to put it right for them.”

But Walters knows it is tough to turn things round.

He added: “It is about a lot of hard work.

“It is weird to understand why we are so poor away from home because usually the pressure is more at home when we are expected to do well.

“We have a good chance to put it right this weekend and we have to make sure we take it.

“It is also the chance to double them just as it was at Bristol City and Leicester and we need to take it.

“We need to do that to show better consistency.”

The result has seen Town drop down the table and Walters said that has depressed the dressing room.

He said: “We have slipped out of the top six and that has really disappointed us.

“Every single player now has to pull together and do it.”

Mistake apart, Walters has been one of Ipswich's most impressive and consistent players and that has seen him watched by Premier League clubs.

But he also knows Town are now in a position to bring in new players - something he welcomes.

“We have had competition for places all season so we will see what happen in January.

“Fresh faces can add a boost to a squad and make players work harder.

“We should be working that bit harder in the first place but competition does help people.

“As for me, well like all footballers I want to play in the Premier league but I'm settled in Ipswich and love it here.”

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