Naylor: We must all pull together

IPSWICH Town club captain Richard Naylor today issued a plea for everybody with the club at heart to pull in the right direction.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town club captain Richard Naylor today issued a plea for everybody with the club at heart to pull in the right direction.

“We can then achieve things,” said Naylor, who was as disappointed as anyone after a 82nd minute Charlton equaliser denied the Blues a Coca-Cola Championship win in a 1-1 draw at Portman Road.

“There has been quite a lot of stick in the papers recently and although it wasn't aimed at the players it affects us all as a squad and a club.

“The owner has come out and publicly given his backing to what is going on, and now it would be nice for everybody, the fans, press and players to all pull together.

“Everybody is entitled to their own opinions but it is very difficult when people are pulling in different directions.

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“Hopefully we can all move forward together in a positive manner and achieve things.

“The players are confident of doing well so give this squad time. The time to judge will be after Christmas.

“If things are not right January/February time then that will be the time to say something.”

Pablo Counago had a 68th minute penalty saved by Addicks keeper Nicky Weaver with Town also passing up other chances as they ran riot in the second half.

“The sign of a good side is to win 1-0,” added Naylor. “And as a back five we will not be happy until we can start keeping more clean sheets.

“It is a tough league and Charlton are not a bad side, but we are drawing too many games.

“Pablo is disappointed to have had his penalty saved, but we had other chances as well.

“After just about deserving to be leading at the interval we moved up to the next level and really dominated a good side.

“We needed a second goal to kill them off and when you fail to do this you are susceptible as I have seen many times before.

“We have been under a little bit of pressure and it would have been nice to have gained back-to-back wins, and this draw has come at a bad time.

“We have to be disappointed with their goal although it was a great strike.”

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