Jim promises changes for Burnley

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton has promised changes for tomorrow night's Coca-Cola Championship game at Burnley - and to bring in a loan signing in the near future.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton has promised changes for tomorrow night's Coca-Cola Championship game at Burnley - and to bring in a loan signing in the near future.

Magilton did not hide his disappointment after Saturday's 3-1 defeat against Hull City at the KC Stadium.

“I am doing my best to bring someone in,” said Magilton.


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“We need someone who can talk, someone who can lift the players when the chips are down.”

Reflecting on the third consecutive away defeat Magilton said: “We were quick out of the blocks, were nice and bright and should have been ahead before they scored.

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“We created other opportunities and if we had taken them it might have been a different story.

“We gave them three sloppy goals and when you defend like that you deserve to get punished.

“Having scored before the break there was plenty of bravado in the dressing-room that we would get back in the game but we didn't produce anything in the second half.

“Talk is cheap. We needed someone to go out there and grab the game by the scruff of the neck and make things happen but there wasn't one player that did that.

“It reeks of players feeling comfortable at home but when we are away, where it really counts, we have been found wanting at times. You will not do anything in this league unless you perform away from home.

“There will certainly be changes for the Burnley game.”

Magilton apologised to Ipswich fans who got up early to make the KC Stadium for the 12.30pm start.

“I want to apologise to the supporters because we were woeful in the second-half,” said Magilton.

“I was bitterly disappointed at the display and bitterly disappointed that our fans travelled a long way to watch that second-half performance in particular.”

Magilton will step up his quest for a loan signing to bolster his squad but whether it happens before tomorrow's match remains to be seen.

Henrik Pedersen was often a thorn in Town's side when a Bolton player, and

at 34 he netted twice against them on Saturday.

These were his first goals for Hull, with his manager Phil Brown saying: “Henrik's just returned from an Achilles problem so full credit to him.

“He's looking stronger and fitter and if we can keep him on the field of play, he can score goals.

“You've got to take a punt every time you go into the transfer market and the punt on Henrik was that we were signing an ex-Premiership player, an injured ex-Premiership player.

“It was not an easy day at the office. It was a tough start and we rode our luck, that's for sure.

“Ipswich came for a good game of football and they got one.

“In the second half we were very professional and kept Ipswich at arm's length.”

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