De Vos: 'We can't carry on like this'
JASON De Vos today had a simple message for his Ipswich Town team mates: “We cannot carry on like this.”The Blues skipper, who is renowned for leading from the front, continued his fighting words when he added: “The mistakes we made were indefensible.
By Elvin King
JASON De Vos today had a simple message for his Ipswich Town team mates: “We cannot carry on like this.”
The Blues skipper, who is renowned for leading from the front, continued his fighting words when he added: “The mistakes we made were indefensible. We are not going to win games if we play like this.”
Ipswich lost their fourth home Coca-Cola Championship match of the season when beaten by Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Portman Road on Saturday.
This dropped the Tractor Boys down to 17th in the table as this topsy-turvy campaign took another turn for the worse.
The Blues play at home to Norwich City on Sunday and if the northern part of East Anglia is not to be feasting on success in six days' time Ipswich will have to improve considerably - and De Vos knows it.
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The 32-year-old Canadian international said: “Sheffield Wednesday scored one goal from our corner and the second with a free header from eight yards.
“Players are given assignments for set pieces and have got to learn to stick to them for 90 minutes.
“We cannot carry on like this and keep conceding cheap goals.
“We must go back to the basics, the fundamentals and stick to our jobs. Wednesday's goals were down to poor organisation on our part.
“No one likes to be dropped, but sometimes in football it happens.”
De Vos also cast an eye forward. He continued: “We had chances to kill the game off, but did not take them.”
He made no excuses over the dreadful state of the pitch, and praised fans for their continued support.
“Our groundstaff is working hard, but the pitch is a problem. But it is the same for both sides,” said De Vos.
“Our fans remain fantastic and you cannot fault them.
“They are our 12th man, and with loan players coming into the team we need our supporters to help instil confidence.”
Keeper Shane Supple and striker Danny Haynes have been forced to pull out of international squads after picking up injuries.
Supple (groin strain) misses out on the Republic of Ireland's B friendly with Scotland tomorrow and Haynes (sore hip) England Under-19 game with Switzerland.
Supple is expected to be fit for the weekend, but with Lewis Price still out with a fractured rib, Jaroslav Drobny will be standing by to make his Town debut in the Norwich derby.