Take heart, says De Vos

BLUES skipper Jason De Vos believes Ipswich Town should have come away with all three points against QPR but are suffering from struggling team syndrome when nothing is going there way.

By Derek Davis

BLUES skipper Jason De Vos believes Ipswich Town should have come away with all three points against QPR but are suffering from struggling team syndrome when nothing is going there way.

The Canadian captained the team, with Jim Magilton starting on the bench, and scored the Blues' first equaliser when he headed in a Darren Currie corner.

De Vos said: “In the end it was a good point, and to score late like that is always a plus. But we had enough chances to win two games and it was unfortunate that we could not come away with maximum points.


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“Darren (Currie) was putting in some balls into the box and we were looking dangerous from set pieces. Even the throw-ins are working well for us, with the flick-ons and timing runs well.

“We felt hard dome by going in at half-time 2-1 down because we had created enough chances, so it was a good point for us by showing the character that we did in the second half.

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“When things are not going as well as you would like them to, then everything seems to go against you. Last week against Wolves, a lad his hit a shot from 30 yards and it has hit my hand and flown in the net, whereas last season it would have gone out of play.

“We got our reward by not giving up and we can take a lot of heart from the performance. We could have rolled over and accepted defeat but we are not that kind of squad.

“We are not happy with the situation we are in and our position in the league. We want to be higher in the table and in order to do that we have to turn these draws into victories.”

De Vos was not best pleased with the challenge by Paul Furlong that left Lewis Price needing three stitches to a head wound but eventually accepted it was not done on purpose.

He said: “I was not happy with Furlong. It looked to me like an intentional stamping and I had a word with him. He was adamant it unintentional and that he was trying to get out of the way. I have to take his word and believe it was not intentional because you do not want to see that. He apologised and I accepted that. The referee could have sent him off, depending on how he saw it, and he did not think it was intentional.”

The bright spot for Town was Billy Clarke and Danny Haynes making their home debuts and De Vos says they are the future for Town.

He said: “It was great for Haynes and Clarke coming in at just 17-years old. The future is bright with these kids, who have a fantastic talent and so much ability.

“It is a big jump for them to go from youth team then reserves but there are a few who can handle that.”

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