Chambers: Didn’t do enough
Luke Chambers admitted Town didn’t do enough as Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Rotherham under the Portman Road lights.
Paul Lambert’s side were hoping to bounce back following Sunday’s defeat away to Accrington, but two goals from Matt Crooks in either half saw the Millers take the spoils and Town suffer a second loss in the league this term.
“Quite simply we didn’t do enough,” the Club captain told iFollow Ipswich.
“The last couple of games we’ve been a few yards off doing what we were doing really well in the first dozen games or so, and that’s very frustrating.
“I felt like we left ourselves quite open tonight, maybe trying to force too much, and they punished us.
“But we need to keep things positive because we’re still right up there in the league table so we have to respond.
When asked if he can put his finger on what’s gone wrong Chambers replied: “It’s the manner of the defeats, really.
“In all the games this season we have had 11 players on the pitch who have all had good games but I don’t think we can say that about the last two. I don’t think we’ve performed individually or collectively.
“We have to take responsibility for that, stick together and get back to what we’ve been doing well.”
“Games come thick and fast so we’ll put this game behind us and prepare for Saturday. Southend will be looking to bounce back but I know if we’re on our game we can win.”
When asked if he felt any complacency has crept into the side, Chambers replied: “I don’t feel that because it’s our job to ensure we don’t get carried away, so if there is any complacency we’ll iron that out,”
“We’ll talk about it, go over it and once recovery’s out of the way we’ve got to look forward to Saturday.
“If there’s any complacency in the dressing room we need to address it now. I don’t think I’ve seen it because we all see this as one of the most honest groups of players we’ve worked with.
“I think the fans know we’re trying. I think that’s why they stay behind to clap us off the pitch. But we haven’t performed.”