Brighton v Ipswich reaction
Paul Jewell praised Ipswich's spirit after they picked up a well-earned point in a 1-1 draw against high-flying Brighton at the Amex.
Daryl Murphy fired the lowly Tractor Boys into the lead in the first half, but Will Buckley struck from close range with 10 minutes to go to ensure the points were shared.
Town have now gone seven league games without a win but Jewell insists the togetherness in the squad will help to eventually turn the club's fortunes around.
He said: "We're disappointed not to have got the three points after leading for so long but they are a good team and very difficult to stop. We frustrated them and kept our shape very well.
"We should have gone two up in the second half and been out of sight right after half-time, but if you don't kill sides like Brighton off when you get the chance, they will come back and hurt you.
"We've conceded a lot from set plays this season and we have taken a lot of flak, but the lads have shown that the spirit is still there. We have the togetherness in the squad to turn the bad run around."
The Tractor Boys sit second-bottom in the Championship with just a single league win this season but Jewell was quick to dampen any speculation about his future at Portman Road.
He added: "An (Ipswich) fan told me as we were getting off the coach before the match that I should resign, and I told him he was brave saying that.
"I'm a big boy and have been round the block. That kind of talk doesn't bother me. It's clear that the players are giving everything they've got and that's all you can ask.
"Every match in the Championship is a battle. I thought we looked more compact as a team against Brighton than in previous matches and we need to maintain that against Cardiff."
Brighton boss Gus Poyet admitted he is growing increasingly frustrated by the defensive tactics adopted by the majority of visitors to the Amex.
The Uruguayan believes the Seagulls' blistering start to the season encouraged Ipswich to adopt a deep-lying system which stifled his team's free-flowing approach.
He said: "I'm starting to think everybody is rating us higher than we are. They rate us as a top team in this division and come here with a plan, to nick a goal and defend.
"That makes us put in all the effort. It becomes all about us and you need quality for that. But we need to get used to that because it is going to be the plan for every team that comes to the Amex.
"I can't ask for more. We took risks, we played with one defender and went for the win. It worked for Birmingham and it nearly worked for Ipswich, so credit to them."
Poyet accepts, however, that his players were not at their best against the Tractor Boys and may have been lucky to escape with a point.
He added: "Did we have lots of chances? No. If Kazenga LuaLua had taken his chance in the first minute we would have scored more, but we didn't and when they scored the game changed.
"Although our keeper (Tomasz Kuszczak) was a spectator for long, long periods of the game, he kept his concentration and saved us today.
"The players are really down about the result but they shouldn't be. It wasn't our best day but they could not have given more."