Town are in a false position - Liam

LIAM Rosenior last night insisted that Ipswich Town are in a false position in the Coca-Cola Championship.

Elvin King

By ELVIN KING

LIAM Rosenior last night insisted that Ipswich Town are in a false position in the Coca-Cola Championship.

He says they are a much better team than Reading who reached the play-offs last season.

Tuesday's goalless draw against bottom club Peterborough at Portman Road kept the Blues in a relegation berth with just two wins from 20 games.

Full back Rosenior is on a season-long loan from Reading, and was a member of the Royals side last term.

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“At this stage of last season, Reading had not dominated half the games that we have this term,” said Rosenior.

“We have proved ourselves better than all the sides we have played recently, ironically apart from Reading.

“We are in a false position and with just a few more goals over the last nine games we could be in the top 12 now.

“That would be a realistic position for us.”

Rosenior is not blaming the strikers for Ipswich's current plight recalling the first half of this season when they conceded a massive 29 goals in the opening 13 games.

“Our front players were scoring two or three goals a game then, and we were still not winning,” said Rosenior.

“It is a team game, and we should all take responsibility. We are all working hard together, and I'm sure it will turn for us.”

Rosenior felt Ipswich should have netted four or five times in the 0-0 draws at Bristol City on Saturday and against the Posh three days later, and he admits that frustrations came to the boil after the Tuesday game.

“Yeah, we were kept in the changing room for a long while by the manager after the game,” recalled Rosenior.

“And there was not harmony.

“The manager is a winner, and I feel sorry for him.

“He must have gone home thinking what more can he do.

“There are a lot of winners in our dressing room, and the day I accept a 0-0 home league draw is the day I need to hang up my boots.”

Ipswich are at home to Blackpool on Saturday and on a positive note Keane has got his defence sorted with just two goals conceded in the last six outings.

“Opposing front players will not come up against a more formidable back two than Gareth McAuley and

Damien Delaney while David Wright and myself are both experienced full backs,” added Rosenior.

“And with Arran (Lee-Barrett) being unbelievable in goal we are currently very solid at the back.

“This is a positive and I feel for our fans at the lack of wins we are giving them.

“We were better than Peterborough in every department. Form is temporary but class is permanent.”

elvin.king@archant.co.uk

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