We need fans to be the 12th man against Wolves says one of their own Scott Loach

Ipswich v Wolverhampton: Don’t panic.

That is the message for the Town faithful from keeper Scott Loach as the Blues head into two home matches in four days this week. Loach believes he saw enough at the Riverside on Saturday – where Town lost 2-0 to Middlesbrough – to suggest a return to winning ways against Wolves tomorrow night and Charlton on Saturday.

But he has called on Town fans – many of whom are divided over the direction the club is heading – to unite and get behind the team.

Loach said: “We will be looking to get two wins and I am looking forward to playing under the lights.

“I can remember coming to Ipswich for midweek matches when I was at Watford and thinking this isn’t a nice place to come – and I am sure Wolves will be thinking the same.


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“But we need the fans to act as the 12th man and help make our ground a fortress. We need to use the crowd and then use our ability to turn them over.”

Goals from Luke Williams and Mustapha Carayol condemned Town to their third defeat in four matches in league and cup.

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But the positive manner of the Blues’ performance suggested that brighter times were around the corner.

Loach insisted: “We are only five games in so we have plenty of time to turn things around.

“With the performances we are putting in, there is no need to worry whatsoever. We might get passed off the park against Wolves on Wednesday but end up winning 1-0.”

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