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We are having real highs and real lows, and that was another low. We could have sent out a message at Barnsley after Norwich but we didn't do that.We didn't look like losing but you have got to learn from mistakes.

By Derek Davis

We are having real highs and real lows, and that was another low. We could have sent out a message at Barnsley after Norwich but we didn't do that.

We didn't look like losing but you have got to learn from mistakes. Good players do learn and, if they don't, the only thing we can do is change the personnel in January.

Barnsley are fighting for their lives after losing their manager, who they clearly respected, and we expected a reaction but our players didn't deal with that.


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They had a way of playing that we couldn't compete with. Ultimately we lost the game because we switched off.

It was a case of losing concentration and not having a real desire not to be beaten.

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You expect players to be upset when they are substituted and that was the case with Jon Macken, who should be frustrated with himself. We were going to make the change anyway because we felt Danny (Haynes) could make a difference.

There can be a block about playing away and it can seep into the psyche when you are not winning but there are no reasons. We went to QPR and Birmingham and played well and won at Southend too.

On the positive side, I was pleased with both Owen Garvan and Gavin Williams going on. Both have had tough times recently so it was good to see them back.

Ipswich manager Jim Magilton

IT was very disappointing to concede right at the end. They only really had one chance but they took it and we paid for it.

We had a couple of opportunities to score but overall we could have played a lot better. We had an off day and we know our standards are a lot higher than that. We have to forget about that now and look to the next game which is Derby and work hard to get three points.

Matt Richards

I looked at the way Ipswich set up and we matched them then ended up with the three points. I will be in charge unless told different. It could be one game, it could be 10 or more, all I know is I will prepare the team for Tuesday night.

I would rather win ugly than pass a team off the park and lose the game. If someone got a chance I knew it could be taken and it came late for us but we took it.

It is always difficult when a manager leaves a club and there has been turmoil. I'm very pleased with all of the new loan signings. Grant McCann scored and Kyel Reid crossed so that vindicated my decision to bring him on.

Changes had to be made after results and I brought Reid on and it worked.

Barnsley caretaker manager Simon Davey

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