Jim: It's down to hunger and desire

“IT is down to hunger and desire, and this is something we must find every week,” said unhappy Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.

By Elvin King

“IT is down to hunger and desire, and this is something we must find every week,” said unhappy Ipswich Town man-ager Jim Magilton after Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.

He confirmed he was still looking to bring in players to do the jobs he wants, but he is also aware that there is now a stall on making any signings - apart from emergency goalkeepers - until the transfer window opens in January.

“I will keep preaching and hopefully players will realise the importance of every single training session,” said Magilton.

“It was an awful game. There was no football played, and I thought we were poor. We didn't pass the ball at all well and it was a case of 'after the Lord Mayor's show' after last week.

“Neither goalkeeper had to make a save, and we fell asleep when it really mattered yet again.

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“Barnsley are fighting for their lives and have just lost a manager who their players had a lot of respect for. We expected a backlash - and we got it. Ultimately, we lost the game because we switched off.”

Magilton confirmed that he selected Lewis Price over Shane Supple because the former was able to kick better and offer a greater presence in goal.

Academy manager and caretaker Barnsley boss Simon Davey said: “It is always hard when a manager leaves, and everything seems to be in turmoil.

“I came in on Tuesday and had to prepare the team and made sure we got a performance. We did that. I said before the game that if we win and we win 'ugly', then we will take that.

“I would rather do that than pass a team off the park and lose.

“I thought that if somebody could get the chance we could finish it - because the finishing has been sharp in training this week.”

Ari Nyman, the Finland international who was on trial at Ipswich last week, went home on Friday. But the

22-year-old central defender did well enough and is set to be asked back in the not-too-distant future.