We are thinking about pressure on Paul Jewell admits Aaron Cresswell
Barnsley v Ipswich:: Aaron Cresswell has admitted the pressure surrounding Paul Jewell’s future is on the players’ minds.
The under-fire Town boss managed to stop the run of four straight defeats with a 1-1 draw at Barnsley on Saturday.
But the confident Tykes battered the Blues in the second-half and Jewell was lucky not to be staring at another loss.
It mattered not to a small section of fans at Oakwell who briefly unveiled a ‘Jewell out’ banner before and after the match.
Ipswich have now gone seven games without a win and have only achieved three points twice in their last 14 matches.
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This all adds to the pressure on Jewell and with a trip to league leaders Brighton tomorrow night and the Sky cameras focused on them for the visit of Cardiff on Saturday, the manager faces a monumental week.
Cresswell admitted: “It is hard not to think about it. But we just have to focus on the job we have to do on the pitch. Hopefully we can nick the wins.
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“We read the newspapers and see what is being said. Everything is not down to the manager, though I know he takes most of the pressure. It is down to the players in the squad.
“We are playing for him (Jewell), but we also have our own pride to play for.”
Cresswell acknowledged the growing concern of fans with Peterborough’s win at Hull leaving Ipswich just two points off the bottom of the Championship and with the league’s worst goal difference.
The left-back added: “The fans play their hard-earned cash every week after working nine-to-five. We appreciate their support and we need to give them something to shout for.
“A club as big as Ipswich should not be down the bottom – we should be pushing for promotion or the top six.”