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14 August 2018

Nowhere near good enough says Paul after cup exit

Paul Hurst didn’t hold back from criticising his team after watching Town go out of the Carabao Cup on penalties at Exeter.

Kayden Jackson scored his first goal for the Club but former Blue, Lee Martin, scored the decisive spot-kick after another ex-Town player, Troy Brown, equalised for the Grecians.

“It wasn’t good enough. I am not going to kid anyone,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“The fans gave the team some support they didn’t warrant in all honesty.

“Going into the game we spoke about the attitude but the attitude wasn’t good enough out there.

“I think as individuals they didn’t give everything for the shirt as they should, for themselves, for me, for the staff, for the work that you put into it.

“They have let themselves down massively. They have let down me as the manager. That performance was nowhere near good enough.

“If all of our players put in 100 per cent, we win the game. That didn’t happen and that is why Exeter won - and deserved to win.

“It started off too slow, not enough desire to get forward, to play forward and that is down to a poor attitude and I don’t want to be associated with a team that plays like that.” 

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