The play-off dream is not over yet, says Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers

Luke Chambers applauds the travelling fans after the defeat at Leicester

Luke Chambers applauds the travelling fans after the defeat at Leicester - Credit: Archant

The play-off dream is not over yet.

So says Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Championship table-toppers Leicester City.

The Blues were creators of their own downfall in what was their biggest defeat of the season. Blackburn’s 1-0 win at Reading saw them leapfrog Mick McCarthy’s men into ninth, but meant Town remain five points adrift of the sixth-place Royals.

Rivals Wigan, Brighton, Blackburn and Leeds all hold a game-in-hand on Ipswich, but Chambers refuses to believe that it is now simply a case of finishing as high in the mid-table positions as possible.

“I think we’ve been a lot more solid this year and that’s shown by the fact that prior to today we had only lost by a two-goal margin on a couple of occasions,” said Chambers.


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“We fully contributed to our own downfall today and gave goals away that we haven’t been doing since the last time we came here (6-0 defeat, November 2012).

“But I thought we gave a good account of ourselves against a side that is streets ahead of everyone else in this division.

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“We’ve just got to chalk this one off and move on because there’s still a lot of points to play for.

“There are lot of teams going for sixth, we’re one of them, and we won’t give up on that until it’s mathematically impossible.

“The whole season we’ve been in and around the play-offs. You can’t forget how far we’ve come from last year. We’ve got ourselves in a position where we are looking forwards. We’re a team that never gives up.”

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