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TEAM mates Kevin Horlock and Lewis Price stood up for Darren Currie after the Ipswich Town number ten saw a 57th minute penalty saved in the 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Saturday.

By Elvin King

TEAM mates Kevin Horlock and Lewis Price stood up for Darren Currie after the Ipswich Town number ten saw a 57th minute penalty saved in the 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United on Saturday.

Midfield man Horlock said: “No one blames Darren. We admire him for having the bottle to take the spot kick.

“I would back Darren as more likely than not to score from a penalty, and he went straight to gather the ball as soon as the award was given.”

And Price said: “I though Ruby (Currie) had done enough but Paddy Kenny did well, picking the right side and getting to the ball before it entered the corner of the goal.”

Both Horlock and Price also agreed that the Blues must find their shooting boots as quickly as possible.

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Horlock said: “We did not have a goal threat, which was a shame as we played most of the football.

“It is a pity that footballing sides do not always get their just rewards.

“Sheffield United are good at what they do and they put the ball into areas where it can hurt.”

Price, who was with the Welsh squad in Poland last midweek, added: “We need to test opposing goalkeepers more as the penalty was our only chance.

“Sheffield United are a tough team to beat and they had their fans behind them. They showed what can be done with good counter attacking, and they were dangerous going forward.

“They will catch out a lot of other teams. The first goal took a deflection off the heel of Richard Naylor and I thought it was going wide. It was one of those goals.

“We defended much better than we did against Preston in our previous game, but were caught out by a sucker punch.”

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