Ipswich Town goalkeeper Tomas Holy is refusing to be too downbeat after his side were beaten by Accrington Stanley, instead preferring to focus on their next to matches as reported by the East Anglian Daily Times.
A rather heated affair with Accrington ended in defeat for the Tractor Boys, with some fans believing a string of odd decisions from referee Seb Stockbridge contributed to their defeat,. It was the first the Blues have suffered since dropping out of the Championship, but they still lead the table.
Holy claimed his side had already lost the game before half time and that it must go down to a ‘bad day at the office’.
“I think we lost the game in the first 30 minutes,” said the former Gillingham man. “If I’m honest, I’m not sure we deserved anything from that game because we didn’t play how we normally play. We have to get back to basics.
“I don’t think it was because of the international break or the game being on TV. Everybody has a bad day at the office sometimes. And I have to say Accrington played well too.
“It’s happened, it’s gone and we can’t change that now. A great performance and good result against Rotherham would be the best answer for Sunday’s game.”
They now face the Millers in a clash fo two relegated Championship sides, before visiting struggling Southend United at the weekend, who could have a new manager in place. Holy believes two wins from those fixtures will banish any demons left hanging around from the weekend’s result.
“Every game is important for us, but especially after a defeat. Let’s not give anyone any reason to have doubts about us. We want to win both these next two games and then people can say ‘yeah, those days can happen’ and look forward.”
Ipswich lead Wycombe at the top of the table by a single point, but also have a game in hand over their rivals.
It was a bit of a wake-up call for the Blues. They’ve ridden their luck at times in matches and have either left it late or had to hang on in some games.
They’ve still got a great squad though and this defeat could be a positive. It keeps their feet on the ground and will focus the players once more for the crucial spell up to Christmas.
If the Blues are still in the top spot come the turn of the year, few will remember their horrible afternoon up north, as Holy says.