Relief for Jim as Town celebrate win
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton expressed his relief at finally grabbing a win and scoring goals again.Magilton said: “Of course it is a relief, but I was confident going into the game because we trained well all week.
By Elvin King
IPSWICH Town manager Jim Magilton expressed his relief at finally grabbing a win and scoring goals again.
Magilton said: “Of course it is a relief, but I was confident going into the game because we trained well all week. The players were desperate for a result.
“I was delighted for Jon Walters. He deserved his goal and took it very well.
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“He is a workaholic in training and his work rate on the field is fantastic. He has a certain pedigree that his education in the game has given him.
“This was a case of keeping things simple. Confidence comes and goes, but you must always maintain a belief in yourself. We've won a game of football and now we must crack on.
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“We could have played with more quality and if we had taken care of the ball better it would have been an easier win.
“Owen Garvan played well and we needed it. He has the ability to boss games like that.”
With none of the teams below them winning, Town are now seven points off the relegation places and two wins from safety.
QPR manager John Gregory questioned the attitude of some of his team.
He said: “We have played our last two matches with loads of passion, pride and enthusiasm, but this time it was sadly lacking from one or two of our players.
“I am not too sure if some of them really appreciate the consequences of our situation. The opportunity for us was there to jump out of the bottom three. This was a game I thought we had every chance of winning.”
Gregory was convinced Paul Furlong should have been given a late spot kick when he clashed with David Wright.
“Paul Furlong was pulled back but to be honest it was a bad day for us.
“Had we been level with half an hour left there would have been only one winner. We are a very fit team that keeps going,” he said.
Talking about Wright's challenge on Furlong, Magilton was in sympathetic mood, saying: “Rangers can feel a bit aggrieved. But when you are down, things tend to go against you, as we have found to our cost.”