An angry Stuart Gray described Wednesday’s performance at Ipswich as the worst of our Championship campaign.
After witnessing our fifth successive league game without a win, a clearly annoyed Gray said the team were outfought and out-battled and added: “That was our worst performance of the season, without doubt.” And he added: “We had too many players who had an off-day.”
Gray said he hoped the team would carry on from the second half display against Cardiff on Saturday but instead we started badly and continued in that vein, despite taking the lead through Kieran Lee.
And Gray said if Stevie May had scored a second goal before the break with a good opportunity then he would have been embarrassed if he had seen Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy at half-time.
The head coach said both Ipswich goals came from errors in losing possession and pointed to the fact that defenders were then not tight enough to the goalscorers as they converted two left-wing crosses with headers.
He added: “We didn’t win enough headers, we didn’t win enough second balls and there was no ball retention up front.”