De Vos: No disharmony in the camp

SKIPPER Jason De Vos has dismissed suggestions that there is any disharmony in the Ipswich Town camp.In fact, he hailed the spirit after their morale-boosting 3-1 victory against Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday.

By Elvin King

SKIPPER Jason De Vos has dismissed suggestions that there is any disharmony in the Ipswich Town camp.

In fact, he hailed the spirit after their morale-boosting 3-1 victory against Southend United at Roots Hall on Saturday.

The Blues hit back well after losing their three previous Championship matches - including two demoralising home setbacks against West Bromwich Albion and Preston.

This led to a few players - reflecting on reasons for the poor displays - expressing candid opinions on the situation.

But De Vos said: “Saturday's win came at the end of a difficult few days.

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“We had two very disappointing results at home and some strong

criticism has been levelled at the players.

“I have no problem with that as everyone is entitled to their opinion and we know we have to take the rough with the smooth

“But it is very easy to look on from the outside and pass judgement.

“The hard thing is being part of the solution, but everyone at this club is absolutely determined to stand up and be counted and get back on track.”

De Vos believes his side achieved the first step of a recovery process by the seaside at Southend.

He added: “It was a very dominant performance.

“We worked hard all week on trying to play as high up the pitch as possible, and on this occasion it really worked.

“It was just what the doctor ordered.

“We played really well and it was perfect to get back to winning ways.”

In-form striker Alan Lee backed up his captain, saying: “Every team in the country will analyse after a loss and rejoice with a win and we are the same.

“People show defeat in different ways, some may go into their shell with the disappointment of a loss, other shout and scream. I'm one that shouts and screams.

“This is one of the best teams for spirit I have known and being able to say what you think after a game without falling out is a part of that.”

Town have no game on Saturday, but then have a big seven days next week.

They are at home in a televised lunchtime match against Luton Town on Sunday, and then make the trek to Plymouth for a Tuesday fixture before making their way north for a match at Turf Moor, Burnley four days later.

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