'It has got to stop,' says Walton

“WE keep kicking ourselves in the teeth and it has got to stop,” said Simon Walton after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.“We got what we deserved - nothing.

By Elvin King

“WE keep kicking ourselves in the teeth and it has got to stop,” said Simon Walton after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.

“We got what we deserved - nothing.

“There was a perfect chance to make a statement about our credentials after last weekend's win over Norwich.

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“But we blew it and we can have no complaints.

“We must sort it out although to be honest - like the rest of the lads - I cannot put my finger on why we are so inconsistent.”

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Walton, who ended the game at right back following an injury to Matthew Bates, had some good news for Town fans when he hinted he might be staying at Portman Road after his loan spell ends in January.

The 19-year-old on loan from Charlton added: “There is potential for us to go on after Christmas and make an impact. We have seen that we are good enough in a number of our displays this season.

“But we must become more consistent. Apart from Alan Lee's scuffed shot we did not look like scoring and we can't go on spoiling ourselves.

“There are no easy points on offer in this division.”

Gavin Williams made his comeback, but said that he did not expect to be able to play 90 minutes against Derby at Pride Park on Wednesday.

Sylvain Legwinski is suspended, and Williams said: “I could have done with the postponed Suffolk Premier Cup game at Needham Market last Wednesday.

“It would have put me ahead of where I am now. I still need games to get match fit and am not sure I can manage 90 minutes on Wednesday.

“I felt okay but this result took the gloss off the Norwich win, and if we had picked up a result it could have set us up for a run.”

Matt Richards said: “We didn't deserve to lose and overall we were the better team.

“But after they scored we had no time to come back. We must forget about it now and concentrate on gaining three points at Derby.”

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