MX23RW : Saturday, January 19 00:51:52
Oct 27, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​The Den (London)
Attendance: 15,386
Millwall
3-0
IpswichIpswich Town
Gregory (26', 51'), Leonard (70')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Klug says Lambert will have learned from Ipswich’s loss at Millwall

Klug says Lambert will have learned from Ipswich’s loss at Millwall
© Reuters
Scot witnessed Championship bottom club’s defeat at The Den.

Ipswich caretaker boss Bryan Klug says Paul Lambert saw exactly why they are bottom of the Sky Bet Championship after the 3-0 defeaet by Millwall.

The Tractor Boys’ dismal start to the season cost Paul Hurst his job on Thursday and Lambert was appointed as the new boss hours before kick-off at The Den.

The Scotsman, sacked by Stoke in the summer and once a manager of Ipswich’s bitter rivals Norwich, sat in the stands but his presence did not inspire the players as Lee Gregory (2) and Ryan Leonard scored for the hosts.

Klug said: “Paul was at the game. We train tomorrow and the work starts. He will see things that he can grow and he will see things that he can eradicate.

“A lot is blatantly obvious. I think for the players a clean slate is what they want. They realise they have a manager with an experienced eye so they have got to impress him.

“The game would show all our problems and all our shortcomings. I thought we were in the game, but Millwall always carried a much bigger threat than us.

“We knew they score a lot of goals from set-plays and we didn’t defend well enough on those occasions.

“They have got some big lumps and it is difficult to win the first header but we should deal with it. And they took their chances – they have got a goalscorer.

“If you are not sure you are going to score too many goals, your confidence drains away, and I saw that.

“But there was no throwing in the towel and that has got to be a good sign for the new manager.

“Our game is OK between the boxes but it is in the boxes that matters and that is what we have to get better at.”

For Millwall, this result marks a third home win in a row and, after a shaky start to the season, they now seem to be back on track.

Gregory tapped in the first from three yards after a set-piece was not properly cleared before Shaun Williams forced a fine save from Bartosz Bialkowski.

Ipswich were completely outplayed and the second came five minutes after half-time when Gregory flicked in Lee Copper’s header.

And Ipswich’s miserable day was complete when Bialkowski collided with Luke Chambers, allowing Leonard to fire in.

Millwall boss Neil Harris said: “I think it has been due with our performances, although that wasn’t our best.

“I thought it was extremely professional. We could have played better when we were 3-0 up but I don’t give a damn about that – I wanted a clean sheet and the defenders and team wanted a clean sheet.

“It wasn’t easy for Ipswich in the position they are in and with the transition to a new manager here today but it wasn’t easy for us either.

“You are not sure who you are going to face. But without being at our best we were clinical and to give up very few opportunities was a very good performance in the Championship.

“We had a tough September. We’re not the finished article. We are not going to keep getting results just because that is what has happened in the last three years.”


Click here for more stories about Ipswich Town

Share this article now:

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds27166546281854
2Norwich CityNorwich28158552361653
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27155746281850
4West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27138655352047
5Middlesbrough271210530191146
6Derby CountyDerby2712783834443
7Bristol City2711883429541
8Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2791263931839
9Birmingham CityBirmingham2891274033739
10Hull City27116103933639
11Queens Park RangersQPR27116103335-239
12Aston Villa2791174943638
13Swansea CitySwansea27107103632437
14Blackburn RoversBlackburn2791083541-637
15Stoke CityStoke2781183134-335
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds2788113245-1332
17Brentford27710103937231
18Preston North EndPreston2779113944-530
19Wigan AthleticWigan2785142840-1229
20Millwall2777133343-1028
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham27510122542-1725
22Reading2758143041-1123
23Bolton WanderersBolton2757151840-2222
24Ipswich TownIpswich2739152246-2418

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account