De Vos: You can't knock Watford

IPSWICH Town skipper Jason De Vos said that you cannot knock Watford's spoiling methods.“You only have to look at the table for evidence of how successful their tactics are,” said the Blues skipper.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town skipper Jason De Vos said that you cannot knock Watford's spoiling methods.

“You only have to look at the table for evidence of how successful their tactics are,” said the Blues skipper.

“We don't play like them, but the league positions in May will determine which one is the most effective.

“In my time at Ipswich the ethics have always been the same - to get the ball down and pass it.

“When we don't do that in a game - like we do every day on the training ground - we have to analyse the situation and find out were we went wrong.”

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De Vos admitted that his team were not at their best. He went on: “Collectively we were not at our best.

“We did not make enough chances.

“When you play well and are beaten by a better team you can accept that.

“But when you under perform it is disappointing.

“No disrespect to Watford, they play a certain style that is not our way, but we did not impose our style on to them.

“If we had played to our normal home standard we would have caused them many more problems.

“But we didn't, and that is down to us.”

Watford goalscorer Tommy Smith said that his side always felt they had a chance of ending Town's unbeaten home run.

He said: “We are delighted. Portman Road is a very tough place to come to but, with our excellent away record, we always felt we had a chance.

“We always do our homework on the opposition and set our stall out right from the start.

“We rode our luck a bit at times and let them back into the game late on.

“But we hung on and now we're top of the table again.

“It's going to be really tight and go down to the wire because this is such a tough division.

“Every week you get three or four big shocks and there's bound to be a few twists and turns between now and the end of the season.

“But all we can do is keep plugging away and we're definitely capable of staying near the top. We just hope we're there in May.”