Town’s attention switches to Leeds after FA Cup loss insists Bru

George Baldock pushes Kevin Bru off the ball during this challenge. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW

George Baldock pushes Kevin Bru off the ball during this challenge. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Midfielder Kevin Bru insisted the Ipswich Town squad’s attention has swiftly moved on to next Saturday’s home game with Leeds following their FA Cup exit at the hands of Sheffield United.

The Blues remain winless in the competition since a 2-1 victory at Blackpool in 2010, a run which includes 13 games without success, with the latest coming thanks to a well-struck effort from Nathan Thomas in the 25th minute on Saturday.

Bru, who started at the tip of a three-man midfield ahead of Luke Hyam and Callum Connolly, insisted the only difference between the two sides was Thomas’s effort.

The Mauritius international also insisted he and his team-mates are now focused on beating Leeds in the Championship on Saturday, following a run which has seen the Blues earn just a single point from their last four league games.

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Kevin Bru has insisted the Ipswich players are not distracted by transfer talk. Picture: STEVE WALL

Kevin Bru has insisted the Ipswich players are not distracted by transfer talk. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

“I think we tried to play some good football at moments and before the first goal we were OK,” the midfielder said.


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“We tried to push on them in the second half but we couldn’t score.

“They are a good team but in this game the goal was the only difference.

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“It’s disappointing but on a personal note I feel good and it’s nice to be getting some games. Of course, you want to win, though.

“We have to be focused on the game against Leeds now. All of the games are important.

“We haven’t taken a lot of points from games recently so hopefully we can get three points at home on Saturday.

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“It’s always good to win, it didn’t happen this time and all we can focus on is move on. We want to beat Leeds.”

The 29-year-old was making his ninth appearance of the season, having begun the campaign on the transfer list and without a squad number after being told by manager Mick McCarthy his is free to move on.

He left Portman Road with stitches in a nasty-looking cut above his right eye on Saturday, after taking a boot to the face in the second half.

“It was a painful one, it happens sometimes but I’m OK,” he said.

“It was just a boot in the eye, it needed a few stitches but I’m OK.”

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