Manager's Ipswich Reaction

"We moved the ball well, but I just felt that we couldn’t see the game out," says Dougie Freedman after the home defeat against Ipswich

Dougie Freedman has voiced the importance of seeing out games after Wanderers' six-game unbeaten run came to an end against Ipswich Town at the Reebok.

Mark Davies' sixth-minute strike gave the Whites an early lead, but second-half goals courtesy of DJ Campbell from the penalty spot and Michael Chopra sealed all three points for the visitors.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Freedman said: “It’s obviously disappointing not to take the three points today and see the unbeaten run end. Saying that, I learnt a lot from today’s performance.

“We took the lead with a well-worked goal and good finish from Mark Davies. We certainly created chances in both halves and had the opportunity to put the game to bed. You have to take those chances and if you don’t the opposition can always work their way back into the game.

“There was nothing wrong with our build-up play and there was nothing wrong defensively. We moved the ball well, but I just felt that we couldn’t see the game out, and if you are winning 1-0, that is what you have to do.

“We need to play a certain way when we’re in that position to see a game out. I don’t think the players’ mind-set is to win 1-0. So they need a bit of help. So we will try and give them that little bit of help. That is where we have to try and get to.

“I feel we’ve got enough quality in this group of players to win games like that. Full credit to Ipswich though. They kept on going and got their reward.

“The players have been very good in terms of game management on the pitch, going a goal down and having a good response and I know that we will have a positive reaction on Monday.”
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