Jim looking for more of the same

JIM Magilton says that he will be looking for more of the same from his Ipswich Town team when they visit Luton Town on Saturday.The Blues boss said: “If we had played against Southend last weekend as we did last night we would have taken all three points.

By Elvin King

JIM Magilton says that he will be looking for more of the same from his Ipswich Town team when they visit Luton Town on Saturday.

The Blues boss said: “If we had played against Southend last weekend as we did last night we would have taken all three points.

“And if we do the same this weekend I am sure we will get a result.

“Performance-wise we were perfectly OK, but like so many other games this season we did not work their keeper enough.”

Magilton, who decided to rest Jaime Peters and Owen Garvan after looking at the statistics from the Southend match, went on: “We will continue to do the same things and will play in the same manner against Luton.

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“It has been a harsh learning curve for us all.”

The Town manager was upset with the third Premier League referee in recent weeks who have not enjoyed the best of games.

After Steve Bennett's sending off of George O'Callaghan at Watford and Martin Atkinson's untidy performance against Southend, Mark Clattenburg was not at his best last night.

“He asked me to go to the stands, but he did not send me off,” said Magilton.

“There were four substitutions in the second half and we had two lengthy injury interruptions, yet the referee came up with just three minutes stoppage time.”

Paul Simpson, the Preston manager, said: “It was a massive three points for us and lifted us to fourth.

“We got a win but not a performance. Our crowd were nervy at the end, but let us give some credit to Ipswich who passed the ball very well.

“Andy Lonergan pulled off some good saves against a very lively strike force.”

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