Jim warns of relegation dogfight

FOR the third away game in a row Ipswich Town have been undone by a late, late goal - and Jim Magilton has warned his team they could soon face a relegation dogfight.Gary Roberts had put Ipswich ahead against the run of play...

By Derek Davis

FOR the third away game in a row Ipswich Town have been undone by a late, late goal - and Jim Magilton has warned his team they could soon face a relegation dogfight.

Gary Roberts had put Ipswich ahead against the run of play moments after Steve Howard had a goal disallowed. Howard made up for it with his ninth strike of the season with a header from a corner.

Town had Simon Walton sent off for a second yellow card but the Blues held on until injury time when Arturo Lupoli nodded in from another corner.


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Magilton said: “I have no complaints about our sending-off. Simon deserved to be sent off for two silly bookings - he was rash and irresponsible.

“But by the laws of the game I don't understand how Michael Johnson remains in the game when he has already been booked and then brings down Alan Lee from behind, is spoken to but not shown another card. I'm baffled.”

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Magilton was also angry that Derby manager Billy Davies had spoken to referee Ray Lee at half-time as he was unhappy at having a goal disallowed.

He added: “My lads dug in and showed tremendous spirit but once again we concede from a set-play and it is driving me doolally. Responsibility seems to be a dirty word around our building but unless we adopt some soon we will be in a relegation fight.”

He praised Alan Lee for playing with a groin strain, but the striker picked up his fifth booking of the season and will now miss the clash with Cardiff a week on Saturday.

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