Ipswich boss frustrated
Last Updated: September 1, 2012 7:56pm
Paul Jewell: Frustrated with draw
Paul Jewell admits a lack of confidence is effecting his side after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Huddersfield at Portman Road.
The Tractor Boys fell behind to Adam Clayton's strike but turned the game on its head thanks to goals from Luke Chambers and Michael Chopra.
However, James Vaughan levelled 10 minutes from time before the same player spurned an opportunity for the Terriers to take all the points when he saw a penalty brilliantly saved by Scott Loach.
Ipswich's draw followed on from the midweek Capital One Cup defeat to Carlisle and last weekend's 6-0 mauling at Blackpool, and Jewell admitted that the confidence of his players had taken a hit.
"When we get into a winning situation we haven't got that air of confidence to see games out," said Jewell. "That's been the case for a while.
"We've lost two games in the last week - one heavily and one to a team in the league below us - and the question marks were there.
"But we showed plenty of guts and played some decent football. It was important to get something out of the game.
"We know we need to improve defensively, though, and there was a 10 second passage of the game that summed us up - we hit the inside of a post and then the ball went straight up the other end and they won a penalty. That can't be right.
"We've got to make sure we're not that easy to play against and that one long ball down the middle doesn't cause us that many problems."
Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson admits he was happy to settle for a point, saying: "It was an open game and there were plenty of chances for both teams. We could have won it and could have lost it.
"We had an opportunity to win it right at the end, with the penalty, but I'd have settled for a point before the game.
"We still wanted to win it, even at 2-2. We could have got bodies behind the ball and shut up shop but that's not my philosophy.
"I'm sure both managers will have been happy with a point."
Of Vaughan, on a season-long loan from Norwich, Grayson added: "James had some good opportunities and that's why we've brought him to the club. "He's a good lad and he's worked hard for the team.
"We're delighted to have got him here for the season and hopefully we can keep him fit for it, because he can be a major asset for us."