The Reaction: Lambert, Judge and Barton all react to Fleetwood’s win over Town
We take a look at the reaction as Fleetwood Town all but ended our promotion dream on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win.
Lambert: We have to keep going
“We have to keep going until it’s mathematically impossible to get up,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.
“It will be tough and we will have to win a lot of our games but I’m not giving up on it. Never give up.
“Everyone is suffering, the players, the supporters, the staff at the Club but we have to keep working at it.
“We have to keep going and try to turn it around. The important thing is that you never quit.
“We have to take the criticism. We have to stand up and take it and I’ve told the players that they have to come through it and they will be better for it.
“I understand the frustrations of the supporters. The expectation is there to win most weeks. We have not done that and you take what comes with that.
“The manager always takes responsibility. I can deal with that. I’m never a quitter. For the players, it’s not easy for them but they have to stand up and face it and come through the adversity.”
Judge: Worst I’ve felt in my career
“To be honest I don’t know what to say, I’m out of words really,” Judge told the Official site.
“Fans are sick of hearing us do these interviews and I can’t blame them. I completely understand it.
“It’s hard to play in an atmosphere like that but supporters pay their good, hard-earned money and deserve more.
“This is probably up there with the worst I’ve ever felt in my career. I’ve broken my leg playing football and this is up there with that.
“The only thing I can say is that we won’t give in. We don’t have players that will throw in the towel so we have to work harder and just do whatever we can to get something going.”
Barton: We are capable of being competitive
“You walk into the stadium and you have the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand and the Sir Bobby Robson Stand down the other end.” Barton said after watching his side win 1-0 at Portman Road
“Yet we have a team capable of coming to places like Sunderland and Portman Road and being competitive.
“I spoke to the lads after the game but we challenged the players. I thought we were excellent in the first period and Ipswich did respond – and we had to defend our goal in the second half to take the three points back up the road to the Fylde Coast.”