Let’s go and emulate Burnley, says Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers

Luke Chambers with the Town fans after the final whistle at Burnley ended Ipswich's play-off hopes f

Luke Chambers with the Town fans after the final whistle at Burnley ended Ipswich's play-off hopes for this season - Credit: Archant

Let’s go and emulate Burnley.

Ipswich Town skipper Luke Chambers cut a bitterly disappointed figure after the Blues’ top-six hopes were ended with a 1-0 defeat at Turf Moor on Saturday.

But the sight of Sean Dyche’s men receiving a trophy for finishing second in the Championship table seemed to lift the defender’s spirits.

“There’s obviously been progress this season, but it’s difficult to talk about that right now because at this moment in time we are just terribly, terribly disappointed,” said Chambers.

“We let them off the hook today and to be honest we’ve probably let a few teams off the hook this season. That’s probably why we are where we are.”


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Gazing upon the joyous Clarets players celebrating promotion to the Premier League, he continued: “They are a top, top side. I’m pleased for them because they deserve it.

“We have played them twice this season and lost 1-0 both times. The margins have not been very big at all.

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“What they have achieved is what we have got to aim for now. I don’t think we are that far behind them.

“We’re really disappointed that we have not managed to take it to the last day, but there are a lot of positives for us to take from the season and we now have to try and emulate Burnley.

“We’ll play for pride next weekend. We want to send the fans into the summer feeling really positive about next season.”

Town boss Mick McCarthy said: “We all know it’s been a big turnaround this season, but I’m still disappointed because I think we were capable of getting in the top six.”

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