There’s no fear of missing out, insists Jonathan Parr

Jonathan Parr

Jonathan Parr

Jonathan Parr insists there is no fear or sense of panic within the Ipswich Town camp.

The Blues have dropped from second to seventh in recent weeks, their form over the last 10 games the worst out of the Championship’s leading sides.

Last weekend’s 1-1 home draw with Brentford gave plenty of reason for optimism heading into the final 10 games though, starting with tomorrow’s match at fourth-place Middlesbrough.

“I don’t think anyone has any fear of not getting into the play-offs,” said Parr, the ice cool Norwegian having impressed in an unfamiliar left-midfield role of late. “We’re just enjoying being up there and being in a great position.

“We’re not afraid to drop out, we’re pushing for the top two.

“It’s small margins between winning and losing and every game is tight.

“You’re going to have good results and bad results, good performances and bad performances, but I thought our performance was good against Brentford last weekend.

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“Hopefully we can build on that. Five points off top with 10 games to go is a good place to be.

“As the end gets closer there will be more pressure and more talk. The gaffer is pretty calm though. He’s just telling us to keep on doing what we have been doing all season and remember what’s got us to this point.”

Parr played a big role in Crystal Palace’s Championship promotion season of 2012/13, but missed the last five games and play-off matches through injury.

“At Palace we were pretty high for a long time and then I think, for 10 games, we didn’t pick up many points and almost dropped out of it,” he recalled.

“We just stayed in there and managed to do really well in the play-offs.”

Asked if it could be the same scenario with Ipswich, he laughed: “I think we’re just going to go straight up this time – that would be a bit easier!”

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