Striker delighted to net his firs Town goal but frustrated that Blues missed the chance to top the table
Freddie Sears expressed his delight at netting his first Town goal but was ultimately left frustrated that the Blues missed the chance to go top of the table.
Mick McCarthy’s Blues were beaten by an impressive Brighton side, who claimed the three points thanks to a brace from Joao Teixeira after a stunning opener from Sam Baldock.
Town had drawn level through top scorer Daryl Murphy- his 18th of the season- but found themselves 3-1 down at the break, before Sears’ first for the Club set up a grandstand finish.
“Obviously I’m really pleased to have scored my first Ipswich goal but I’m disappointed that we’ve lost the game,” Freddie told the Club website.
“It was a bit bittersweet for me but the main thing is helping the team get three points, which unfortunately we’ve not been able to do tonight.
“Brighton are a very good side and they caused us problems. Chris Hughton has got them playing well and this is a tough place to come, despite their league position.
“We’re still doing well though and the season isn’t won or lost in January.
“We’ve got a bit of a break now and hopefully we can put this one behind us and move on.”
The striker looked sharp after entering the fray as a second-half substitute and was pleased to get on the scoresheet, which was his 15th strike of the season if you include the goals he scored for Colchester.
“I was pleased to get a goal and as a striker, it’s nice to get up and running.
“I set myself a target of 15 goals at Colchester and now I’m at Ipswich, if I can get towards 20 then I think I’ll be doing okay.
“The main thing is contributing to the team and hopefully I can play my part from now until the end of the season.”