Sloppy goals cost us win, says Volz

IPSWICH Town de-fender Moritz Volz pulled no punches today when he admitted the Blues should have won last night's Coca-Cola Championship game at Southampton.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town de-fender Moritz Volz pulled no punches today when he admitted the Blues should have won last night's Coca-Cola Championship game at Southampton.

Hard-up Saints had little to offer and Town paid the penalty for conceding two sloppy goals in a 2-2 draw at St Mary's Stadium.

“We must improve against Sheffield Wednesday on Satur-day,” said Volz, whose superb pass led to a tremendous Alan Quinn headed goal that gave Ipswich a second-half lead. But lowly Southampton hit back to equalise through a soft goal, and Volz went on: "It is very annoying. We should have won.

"We badly wanted three points to follow on from the win over Reading on Saturday,

"We prepared well and were looking to start a run going.

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"There are a lot of things we can improve on and you cannot afford to concede two cheap goals.

"There were a series of faults that led to the Southampton second goal - and a lot of questions to be asked.

"Three teams are going well at the top of the table, and the rest of us are a bit off colour at the moment."

And talking of his part in the second Town goal, Volz, who is on loan for the season from Fulham, went on: "It was nice to see someone get on the end of the ball.

"I struck the ball sweetly, and Alan Quinn got over his marker well to score.

"As a defender I know how difficult those deep crosses are to deal with.

"I can remember playing at St Mary's in the Premier League when the place was full. It is a much different Southampton these days.

"It was a different atmosphere last night, but great to see so many Ipswich fans.

"Their presence is greatly appreciated by the players.

"Sheffield Wednesday will be dangerous opposition after losing 6-0 on Tuesday so we must step up a few gears - and our preparations start now."

Owen Garvan scored his first goal of the season to equalise an early soft Saints goal by Andrew Surman.