Jewell calls for more goals
Paul Jewell believes his Ipswich side need to start scoring more goals, despite claiming a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe.
Last Updated: 19/03/11 8:06pm
Paul Jewell believes his Ipswich side need to start scoring more goals in order to put games to bed, despite claiming a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe.
Carlos Edwards whistled in a 30-yard drive before the break and the victory was assured by a trademark Jimmy Bullard free-kick early in the second half.
But Jewell wants his side to show a more ruthless streak in front of goal.
He said: "They were two great goals that would grace any game.
"It was lovely to see them go in but in between we had lots of opportunities to put the game to bed. Missing chances is our Achilles heel, though.
"We should have scored three or four in the first half and, had that happened, we might have produced a better performance in the second half.
"Instead the game petered out. Scunthorpe were a potential banana skin and overall I thought we went about it really well.
"We passed the ball well, got at them and got balls into the box but, once again, we just weren't on the end of enough of them.
"There's absolutely no doubt that the result was the most important thing and if you analyse the game there's no doubt we dominated for large periods, without killing the game off.
"We're looking forward to the break. We've played more games than any other Championship side, with the league and the Carling Cup.
"It gives us two weeks to catch our breath."
Meanwhile, Scunthorpe caretaker-boss Tony Daws who took charge of the visitors for the first time after Ian Baraclough was sacked in the aftermath of the 3-0 home defeat to Preston in midweek, conceded his team were not good enough on the day.
Daws said: "It was a fair result and we were beaten by two class goals.
"It's been a difficult week for the club but a lot of credit has to go to our players, because we had a real good go.
"They're obviously lacking in confidence because we've had a difficult season but I don't think they could have given anything more, in terms of effort.
"The mood was bright heading into the game. No-one was sulking and we tried to come here to enjoy it, by getting the ball down and passing it.
"The lads have been under a lot of pressure because we've been on a losing streak but in terms of what we got there were one or two building blocks. There were quite a lot of positives."
Daws believes his job as caretaker-manager will only be for the short-term.
"I've enjoyed it and it's been a good experience but whether I'll be doing it in the future I don't know. I haven't applied because I don't feel that at this stage I'm ready for the job.
"I feel you need someone with experience, when it comes to managing in the Championship.
"An experienced manager who has been there and done it before would be the best option.
"The chairman has told me not to worry about my position. I'm head of the youth department and I enjoy it and feel I'm reasonably good at it.
"But if the chairman asked me to step in as manager or assistant manager then it's a decision I'd have to make then."