Full back Wright's solace from defeat
WHILE the over-riding emotion for David Wright after the loss at Charlton was one of disappointment, the defender took some solace from Town's performance at The Valley.
WHILE the overriding emotion for David Wright after the loss at Charlton was one of disappointment, the defender took some solace from Town's performance at The Valley.
Although the Blues went down 2-1 the players felt they had given their all and were slightly unfortunate not to come away with at least a point, whereas they had not played quite so well at home to Barnsley last week yet won 3-0.
Wright said: “We did give it a good go and that is something we have to be positive about, although we are still absolutely gutted we lost that one.
“Sometimes you don't get what you deserve.
“Last Tuesday was a bit scruffy, but it was a great victory because it was so scruffy. Against Charlton we really competed and even right at the end there were balls into the box and a couple of scrambles, but they just didn't drop for us.
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“We are looking for tiny bit of luck but obviously if we keep this level of performance and appetite up then it will come.”
Although it was the second away defeat in five games, Wright is convinced Town have the spirit and desire to pick up far more points on the road than last season. They already have five points and last season they had to wait until mid-January to garner that many.
He said: “Last year with our home form we steam-rolled teams with our football but we were missing that bit of grit away from home. This year our away form has shown that we have, collectively and individually, built a togetherness and found that bit of grit so we can grind out a real ugly result.
“It would have been good to have got something from this game.”
After going down to an early Nick bailey goal Town equalised from a Martin Cranie own goal and Iván Campo had struck the bar with a free kick as Town got on top and looked as if they could go on and take the spoils.
Wright said: “Half time came a little too so because we were well on top and the half-time team talk was about going our and starting as we had finished the first half.
“Collectively we were a little unlucky but we ended happy with the performance but gutted by the result.”
Although Ipswich dropped six places to 17 Wright believes the table is so tight anything can happen, as it did when he won promotion with Wigan.
He said: “The Championship has been like it a few years and there is not going to be a Sunderland or Wigan that is going to dominate the league. We could see around Christmas they were going up.
“Anyone can beat anyone so it is a great opportunity to do great things.”
Although cheered by the display Wright admits the international break will be spent thinking about getting back to winning ways when Swansea visit Portman Road.
He said: “We want to win every game so there will be an element of disappointment and a little voice in your head saying you want to put the wrongs right even if we did put in a solid shift in we want to go into the next game firing on all cylinders.”