Defeat hard to take

DANNY Haynes could not hide his frustration when he stormed off the Portman Road pitch after Ipswich Town's 1-0 Championship defeat to Stoke City on Saturday.

By Elvin King

DANNY Haynes could not hide his frustration when he stormed off the Portman Road pitch after Ipswich Town's 1-0 Championship defeat to Stoke City on Saturday.

A 62nd minute substitute for Alan Lee, the 18-year-old enjoyed few touches of the ball.

And when the final whistle blew he headed straight for the dressing room from the penalty area at the North Stand end of the ground.


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“It was another single goal defeat,” said Haynes. “And it was hard to take.”

Having ensured his fame in Ipswich Town folklore with winning goals in the Blues' last two battles with Norwich City, Haynes has confidence in his own ability.

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The Londoner has only begun two league games this season - and eight in his whole career.

“Having scored twice against Norwich this season I feel I can score goals for Ipswich,” added Haynes.

“But I know I have to take it as it comes.

“Like everybody else in the squad I am desperate to play, and it is frustrating watching from the bench most games.

“We had the majority of possession on Saturday, but did not take our chances.”

Skipper Jason De Vos indicated that he expects Magilton to bring in reinforcements during the opening of the transfer window next month.

“I am sure the manager will be looking to freshen things up. Statistically we must have dominated every category of the game on Saturday, and we would have been disappointed with one point.

“It is no criticism of our front players because it is a team game, but we could not break them down. And it was always likely that Stoke would catch us on the break the more the game went on.

“When Dan Harding played a good ball into the box late on nobody gambled. We all stayed at the far post. This summed it up.”

De Vos' defensive partner Richard Naylor added: “Stoke came with a game plan to frustrate us and we were caught by a sucker punch.

“We knocked the ball about well, and are now stronger defensively.

“We are letting in the odd goal here and there, which is letting us down. We must remedy this quickly.”

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