“It’s not all doom and gloom” insists Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra

Christophe Berra heads towards goal during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Hull City (Champions

Christophe Berra heads towards goal during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Hull City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 23 February 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Christophe Berra has called for a sense of perspective as the Blues continue to stutter in their chase for promotion.

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Following Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss at home to Hull, Ipswich sit 10th in the Championship, six points off the final play-off place, and are on a run of five defeats in their last six games.

Next up is a trip to Huddersfield on Saturday and, while Berra accepted there is mounting pressure as his side bid to play catch-up, the Scot insisted there were plenty of Championship sides who would be happy to be in the position Ipswich currently find themselves in.

“There’s pressure but the real pressure is on the teams at the bottom of the league who are trying to get out of relegation trouble and fight for it,” he said.

“In the last two years we’ve had great times, everything’s been on an up and in the last three games maybe we’ve drifted off a bit.

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“The teams in and around us have all improved and we’re a bit of a scalp, teams know what to expect from us and we need to be prepared for that.

“It’s not like we’re in the relegation zone so it’s not all doom and gloom.”

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While Berra believes a tough run of injuries, which has robbed the Blues of the likes of David McGoldrick, Teddy Bishop and Ryan Fraser, has played a part in Town’s slide, the Scot insisted the squad remain focused on the play-offs.

“We’re missing some key players which is maybe catching up with us a little bit,” he said.

“It’s a tough league which is so competitive but that (the play-offs) is our aim and we want to bounce back and get on a run.

“There are still 14 games to go and in this league anything’s possible, we need to get back to winning ways, though.

“We’ve got a great set of boys and character in the dressing room, and the manager won’t let that belief go, so we’ll be back on the training ground working for it.”

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