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30 December 2019

"People will be infuriated that I'm even trying to give an explanation. There's nothing I can say, right now, other than apologise."

Luke Chambers said Town need to 'play smart' again if they are to rediscover their good form from earlier in the season.

The Town skipper gave an honest interview following yesterday's 5-3 defeat away to Lincoln City, and apologised to all Blues fans that made the trip to the LNER Stadium.

"People watching this interview will be infuriated that I'm even trying to give an explanation because at the moment there's nothing I can say other than apologise to the travelling fans for what we produced," the skipper told iFollow Ipswich.

"You need to have people that are prepared to do what is necessary to win games and yesterday we didn't have that. Sometimes you need to play smart.

"When you're under pressure you shouldn't be giving the ball away, taking quick throw-ins and free-kicks. You have to realise in a game when it's time to slow it down and play the dirty side of the game. Those are the things we were doing earlier in the season and now teams are getting more chances against us and taking them.

"It's easy for me to say 'it's time to stand up and be counted' but we didn't do our job, myself included. There's nothing I can say, to anyone, that will improve anything. People will be raging and rightly so.

"We weren't good enough in any department and there were raised voices in the dressing room after the match, as you'd expect.

"Yes we can say we're in a good position in the League but the last however many games tell a different story.

"There will be phrases like 'we'd have taken this at the start of the season' but that doesn't last forever.

"Talk is cheap, I understand that. It was nowhere near good enough yesterday and at the moment all I can do is apologise."

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