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7 December 2013

Hammill disappointed with defeat at Portman Road

Adam Hammill believes the players will learn from today’s 2-1 defeat at Ipswich Town after a late free-kick saw the hosts seal all three points. 

“We’re all absolutely gutted in the dressing room; not just because of the result, but in the way we lost it,” Adam told the Club’s official website.  

“We dealt with most things Ipswich threw at us today – they’re a very direct team – but I think we got sucked into the way they play a little in the second-half. 

“We could have been home and dry in the first-half, but that’s football. We’re unlucky to come away with a defeat today because I think we created a lot more chances than they did, but we have to learn from it. It’s a very young dressing room, so this will be a good experience for us. Today is a kick in the teeth, but we will dust ourselves down and go again next week.”

Hammill played a huge role in Town’s opening goal after being brought to the left flank by Manager Mark Robins, beating full back Luke Chambers before providing the low cross from which Danny Ward scored his third of the season. 

“We switch things around and it keeps the defenders on their toes,” he explained. “When I play on the right I can deliver my crosses from deep and when I play on the left I can get directly at the opposition. 

“I was tempted to keep running, but you can’t be selfish. I looked up and although it took a little deflection, the ball fell to the right man and Danny produced an absolutely great strike; he has a wand of a left foot.”

Much of the post-match focus in the press room was on the first-half penalty that top scorer James Vaughan failed to convert, but the Liverpudlian explained that Vaughan is his own harshest critic:

“James is distraught. That’s the type of lad he is, but he’s magnificent for us and he has to get on with it. If you take away the goals he has scored this season, our campaign would be a different story. You can’t put the blame on any single player – and none of the players, staff or fans will.”

Town’s Under-18s host Luton in the FA Youth Cup at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday; 2.30pm KO

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