Wright warns Blues may blow best chance

IPSWICH Town are in danger of throwing away their best chance in years of winning promotion, Blues defender David Wright has warned.Town dropped to eighth in the Championship after slipping to their sixth consecutive away defeat, losing 2-1 at Coventry.

By Derek Davis

IPSWICH Town are in danger of throwing away their best chance in years of winning promotion, Blues defender David Wright has warned.

Town dropped to eighth in the Championship after slipping to their sixth consecutive away defeat, losing 2-1 at Coventry.

With league leaders West Brom to come at Portman Road tomorrow the Blues are hoping their amazing home form can keep them in with a chance as other teams also stutter.

Wright, who won promotion to the Premiership with Wigan, said: “If we don't start to win away then we are not going to be able to push for promotion.“I believe this is the weakest division in a long time with no dominant team that is going to run away with it.

“So we won't have a better chance of achieving something than this year if we pull our fingers out. If we don't do something in this league this year then we need shooting.

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“We now have West Brom, a good team in top form, but we are in very good form at home too. We need a result and we need to get it Tuesday.”

The 27-year-old agrees that new players are needed to bolster the promotion push. He said: “If the gaffer has the money to spend and can go out and strengthen the squad then great. We need to kick on to the next level and if the gaffer can bring in players that can take us to that next level than that is great for the club.”

The defender played a big part in Town's first-half equaliser at Coventry, and believed when Danny Haynes scored that Town would find their first away win in 17 attempts.

Wright said: “We felt we were going to go on and win it.

“We talked at half time about coming out fast and getting into their faces and replicate what we had done in the first half but we didn't do that.

“We are not capitalising on what we are doing and it is seriously hacking off the players. That is probably as low as I have felt after an away game.

“We keep talking about what we are going to do but we come up half a yard short and I don't know why.

“In a lot of away games we have played well for 45 minutes but not the other 45 and we have to put that right.

“This was as good a chance to win away as we have had all season but we threw it away.”

Wright came close to scoring when he hit a thunderous 30-yard shot against the crossbar but the rebound was nodded in by Haynes.

He said: “As a left-back, cutting inside and having a go is what you can do. I was disappointed it didn't go in but Danny showed good anticipation to finish.”

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