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In his own words Phil Parkinson post Ipswich Town

16 September 2017

Wanderers were left ruing missed opportunities as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Despite creating several clear-cut opportunities the Whites left Portman Road empty handed thanks to second-half goals from Cole Skuse and David McGoldrick.

Speaking to bwfc.co.uk following the final whistle, manager Phil Parkinson covered the following points... 

On his side’s performance…

I thought the performance levels were good today. We’ve created more today than we have any other game during the season.

We had a really good control of the game in that midfield department, but as everybody knows the games are won and lost in both boxes.

With our 17 attempts we’ve only hit the target three times. That ratio needs to be better, our energy levels were there and so was our determination to get a result, but we’re hugely disappointed not to get anything from the game.

On his side's form…

I feel for the lads as I do for the rest of the staff and the supporters because the players have given everything today.

They have had a shot that was going straight into Ben’s (Alnwick) hands and it takes a huge deflection and finds the back of the net.

We have to keep working hard as a team. We have to earn that little bit of luck, it isn’t going to just happen and if we keep playing in the manner we have the past two games then something will fall for us.

On turning around the Club’s recent fortunes…

I really do believe this squad of players are good enough to win games and once we win one I think we’ll have the ability to go on a good run.

The squad we have now is a lot stronger than we had when we were last in this division with the cover we have in positions and I do believe that we’ll win games, it’s just frustrating that we haven’t.

On the performance of Craig Noone…

I thought Noone’s performance was top-class today.

He had three or four good opportunities today, but his craft and footballing intelligence was a real bonus for us and I was very pleased with his performance.

On his ability to now use the whole squad…

It’s going to important for us and will be a benefit for us Tuesday. We have to give some lads a breather and some of our lads need a game. It’ll be great for the young players to come in now and try to impress.

And finally, on Tuesday’s Carabao Cup fixture vs West Ham United…

It’s going to be about giving the players game time that need it that’s going to be very important for us.

We did well to beat Sheffield Wednesday to get to play on this stage at the Olympic Park and we will go down there and enjoy it.


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