Owen: Stalemates are ruining our season

OWEN Garvan today admitted that time is running out for Ipswich Town.

Elvin King

OWEN Garvan today admitted that time is running out for Ipswich Town.

The 21-year-old midfielder caught the eye in Saturday's 0-0 Championship draw at Bristol City, but he says that if draws are not turned into wins soon it will be too late.

The Blues play bottom-of-the-table Peterborough at Portman Road tomorrow night, and Garvan knows the importance of gaining only the third victory of the season - at the 20th attempt.

His team remain in the bottom three despite a run of eight unbeaten games.

“Peterborough is a massive game, and one that we all want to win,” said Garvan.

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“Draws are killing us and we need to start winning as we are running out of games if we are going to make an impact this season.

“Our aim must be to turn draws into wins and we know we are capable of doing this as we are creating chances.

“We are not looking too far ahead but three points tomorrow and hopefully three more at home to Blackpool on Saturday and we can look to start getting somewhere.

“We want to be well away from the relegation positions come March, and hopefully in a position to look to the play-offs.”

Alan Quinn picked up a knock at a rainy Ashton Gate where keeper Arran Lee-Barrett gave a good account of himself on his full Town debut.

Midfielder Quinn will be a doubt for tomorrow with Town manager Roy Keane saying that he will not be afraid to make changes.

Frustrated at a failure to put away chances, Keane said: “We had players at our training ground on Saturday who will come into the reckoning for tomorrow in Liam Trotter, Colin Healy and Connor Wickham.

“We are making progress. But we need to hit the back of the net more and I'm not afraid to make changes.”

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