Doncaster defeat a blip - Richard Wright

IPSWICH Town goalkeeper Richard Wright today called Saturday's 1-0 televised Coca-Cola Championship defeat at rock bottom Doncaster Rovers a blip.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town goalkeeper Richard Wright today called Saturday's 1-0 televised Coca-Cola Championship defeat at rock bottom Doncaster Rovers a blip.

And he said that there was no complacency in the Blues' camp going into the game.

The 31-year-old's positioning for Shelton Martis' winning 42nd minute goal has to be questioned.

But he made up for that with a wonder save to deny Martin Woods in the second half.

“I am sure it will prove to be just a blip,” said Wright, who had kept clean sheets in his two previous games. We must ensure that we look back on this in a month or two's time and see it as a blessing in disguise.

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“There are no easy games in this division and you have to be on the 'knocker' every week to gain promotion.

“This is a lesson we must take from Saturday's match.”

And Wright ruled out any thoughts that Ipswich may have taken the opposition - without a win in 12 games - too lightly.

“I think everybody knows our manager. He would not let any complacency creep in.

“And we were as focussed as we have been in all our games.”

Wright confirmed the frustration felt by the players, explaining: “The worst part was that we were doing okay and they were not hurting us.

“We had a couple of chances to take the lead, and if they had been taken it would have been a different game.

“Unfortunately they scored when a free-kick was played back into the middle and one of their players got his head to the ball.

“Despite the chances we had we did not really get off the blocks and we allowed Doncaster to click into gear.

“We have not got carried away, but we have enjoyed a few good results and we want to keep this going week-in, week-out to gain promotion.

“On paper we went there to win and have the ability and the players to recover straight away from this week and gain three points off Derby on Saturday.

“Now is a time to take stock and move on.

“It is one defeat - it is certainly not terminal.”

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