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10 January 2015

Defender admits Town weren't at their usual standards but reiterates the need for Blues to bounce back from this defeat

Christophe Berra has called on Town to ‘bounce back’, after the Blues suffered a first home defeat since August against Derby County at Portman Road today.

Chris Martin latched onto a long ball forward ahead of Tommy Smith and slid the ball beyond Bartosz Bialkowski to win it for the Rams and move ahead of Town in the table.

The Blues had a number of chances, including a big shout for a penalty turned away by the referee, but ultimately couldn’t find a breakthrough against Steve McClaren’s side. 

“We weren’t at our best but then again, neither were Derby,” Christophe told the Club website.

“It probably wasn’t the best game to view and there wasn’t much between the two sides, they’ve just had the rub of the green and taken their chance when it arrived.

 “It was a poor goal from our point of view and Tommy [Smith] apologised in the dressing-room afterwards but he doesn’t need to do that, because he’s been outstanding this season.

“We’re disappointed but we aren’t letting ourselves get too down. The challenge now is to bounce back and get back to winning ways as soon as possible.

“We know we are not invincible and we were never going to win every game, it’s important we put this defeat behind us and go again now.”

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