No place to hide, says Town skipper

JASON De Vos said today after two consecutive defeats that Ipswich Town players are playing for their places.The Blues skipper pulled no punches after losing 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux despite the home team having Carl Cort sent off for pushing Gavin Williams in the face after 35 minutes.

By Elvin King

JASON De Vos said today after two consecutive defeats that Ipswich Town players are playing for their places.

The Blues skipper pulled no punches after losing 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux despite the home team having Carl Cort sent off for pushing Gavin Williams in the face after 35 minutes.

To make matters worse for subdued visiting fans Matt Richards had a 43rd minute penalty saved.

De Vos with typical candour said: “There is no place to hide right now for us.

“We are paid to bring results to Ipswich Town, and are well aware that if we don't then the manager will bring in others that he feels can.

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“It was just not good enough last night, and despite having a great deal of possession we failed to create enough openings.

“We didn't trouble the Wolves defence enough and it was a big opportunity that was allowed to go to waste.“

And Gavin Williams, who along with Alex Bruce in the middle of the field was the major Ipswich successes of the night, agreed.

He said: “We have got to become harder to beat.

“Saturday's match at Leicester is now a massive one for us and we have got to start picking up points.

“With three points in the bag it should improve confidence, and could lead to a lengthy unbeaten run.”

Williams was happy with the way Town defended and said that they were beaten by a wonder goal.

And he confirmed that he came through the match OK after a number of injury problems over the last five months.

“It will take me two or three matches to get fully match fit,” he added.

Williams explained what happened when Cort was sent off after the pair tangled.

“I admit I did kick him, but it was not intentional,” said Williams. “He saw red and came at me and pushed me in the face.

“The ball had stuck between us and he looked as though he wanted revenge for the kick. We should have done better against ten men but it is not always easy. We did not create enough.”

After a 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace and last night's reverse, Ipswich find themselves at the wrong end of the table. Colchester United have also yet to collect a point after promotion last season.

Also suffering two defeats are Leicester City, which makes Saturday's game at the Walker Stadium a vital one for both clubs.

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