Ipswich boss expects more despite triumph at Burnley

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell was pleased with the 2-1 win at Burnley but disappointed with the second half performance.

Ipswich boss Paul Jewell was pleased with the 2-1 win at Burnley but disappointed with the second half performance.

Jewell said: "I thought (in the) first half we played really well and put them on the back foot. I've got to be brutally honest and say I was disappointed how we played in the second.

"I thought we sat back too much. But having said that I don't remember our goalie making too many saves.

"The first goal was decent set-play and the second was a terrific move. Connor's made hard work of scoring that goal! I thought every time we went forward we looked like scoring. We made them change their system and shape.

"They played long balls and we dealt with it comfortably. I thought we could have done better with the ball in the second half but fair play to the players. It was a sterling performance defensively."

On his side's run-in, he added: "We have seven games to go and we want as many points and decent performances as possible.

"We're not a team with nothing to play for - we're playing for the futures and the supporters who come an awful long way. If I think they don't have anything to play for, they won't play.

"We've always had the reputation of having good young players. It is nice for the fans and it's always nice to see players coming through. And there are more to come. But we can't put too much pressure on them."

Burnley chief Eddie Howe was left frustrated with the inability of his players to create opportunities.

Howe said: "I don't think we created enough chances which was the most disappointing part. Second half we rolled our sleeves up and had a go. We didn't really do that first half.

"First couple of minutes we were bright and lively but the goal knocked us. Second half we did have a go and after we scored you thought we'd lay siege but we didn't really create a chance.

"There's always pressure in management. My aims are to win every game and when you don't you question everything. I think teams have done their homework against us but we have to be better.

"We need to look at our next game. We have tough fixtures but we're still in and around it despite a poor run of form.

"It is frustrating because I don't think we're far away. But we're conceding goals - two a game at the moment - and if you do that it's a big ask."

 
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