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PLAYER’S REACTION: We could have claimed all three points in “scrappy” match says Lee Martin

18:30 24 November 2012

Ipswich v Peterborough: Lee Martin believes Town showed “in patches” that they have the ability to move away from the bottom three after today’s 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Peterborough.

After woefully under-performing in the first half, the Blues booed off at half-time after going behind to Lee Tomlin’s opener, Town fought back to claim a point through DJ Campbell’s 59th minute penalty.

Summing up the game, Martin said: “It was scrappy, we are playing with low confidence at the moment.

“But I thought we could have nicked it, although it was quite open and could have gone either way. We will take the point, it stops the rot and we move onto Tuesday (a home match against Nottingham Forest).

“The first half was edgy but in the second half we showed in patches what we are capable of.”

Martin accepted that confidence is arguably Town’s biggest opponent at the moment, adding:

“The confidence is a difficult thing – we have been down this road before.

“We played good football at times but then conceding, it has caught up on us. It is down to us – we have lost it and now we need to get it back.

“We have to dig deep, work together and try and conjure something up.”


  • Rubbish comment by one of mccarthys abysmal players. They got what they deserved a point at most and that was by a lucky penalty and 2 teams that are certainties for relegation.

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    ged scott

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • The main problem is not confidence, it's ability. This is the worst squad of players that this club has had in living memory and my first game was in 1968 !

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    gaz man gaz

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • We were very lucky to draw. I was close to the penalty decision and though not the referee on this occasion I would have not given a penalty. No way did it look a penalty. Sorry but I tell it as I see it. Still a very long way to go and a team to build.

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    Blue and true since 1962

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • Lee Martin is not great himself at the moment. If they lack confidence its because deep down I think they know the squad is just not good enough. There were games earlier in the season when we started well and fell part later in the game because events turned against the team but now we are starting badly. There are problems across the pitch and on the whole the players on loan are certainly no better than those we already had. I don't think keep changing the team helps either as the players need to understand what each is likely to do. The bottom team in the league were certainly better in the first half and whilst Ipswich were better in the second half they weren't able to control the game or create many good chances, so this is a real measure of how poor we actually are. Lets hope that MM can find some gems in January otherwise I fear very much it is league one. Perhaps the injury to Reo Coker at least allows Hyam the chance of a run in the team as he's looked as good as anyone when he has been given the chance.

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    Tim Bartlett

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • Sorry lee martin but i must have been blinking when those "patches" came along

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    User Removed

    Sunday, November 25, 2012

  • Help me out here, was he playing?

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    Saturday, November 24, 2012

  • Scrappy? He should've dropped the 's'...

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    Captain Slog

    Saturday, November 24, 2012

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