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29 August 2015

Smith disappointed to see Town defeated for the first time this season but praises the character within the squad

  • First defeat of the season for Town
  • Tommy believes Blues will bounce back
  • International break to regroup now 

Town defender, Tommy Smith has praised the character of his side despite falling to a 3-2 defeat against Brighton at Portman Road.

The Blues headed in at half-time two goals down, before strikes from Freddie Sears and a penalty from David McGoldrick levelled the game, however Tomer Hemed won it for Brighton with a header midway through the second-half.

“You can’t go ahead in every game so I think you need that character and the ‘never say die’ attitude that is written in stone for all the lads here,” Tommy told Ipswich Player HD.

“We will never give up a game and I think you’d see some teams throw in the towel when 2-0 down early doors but we showed we wouldn’t do that.

“Going 2-0 down is not what you want in any game but we’ve done well to regroup at half-time, make a couple of changes and get back into the game. It looked like it was going our way, we were in the ascendancy and they’ve sucker-punched us really.

“We’ve done really well to force our way back after half time and unfortunately they had a slice of luck for their third goal, but it feels like a real kick in the teeth today though to lose the game after getting back into it.

“Credit to Brighton though, they are a good side and they looked dangerous when they attacked. We can go into the international break now looking to regroup and come back stronger.

“If you had offered us 10 points at this stage of the season before a ball was kicked, I think everyone would have taken it so we are still remaining positive.” 

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