Chambers Suffering From Déjà Vu
Tuesday, 18th Dec 2012 11:39
Luke Chambers has a sense of déjà vu as his first season at Portman Road almost mirrors his last at previous club Nottingham Forest.
This time last year Forest were third bottom of the Championship with 21 points, just two fewer than Town have banked in the current campaign.
Chambers & Co eventually finished three places and 10 points clear of the drop zone, a realistic proposition for an Ipswich side rejuvenated in recent weeks under new boss Mick McCarthy.
Asked if he was concerned about another relegation scrape, the 27-year-old central defender said: “We’ve never really talked about it but when results aren’t going your way it is always in the back of your mind.
“Ever since I signed for this club and saw what was here I’ve never been in any doubt that the squad is good enough. But at the end of the day you’re never too good to go down.
“We’re really, really positive and delighted with how the last few weeks have gone but the gaffer has made no secret of the fact that he won’t get carried away.
“The players in the dressing room are the same because the moment we take our foot off the pedal you look over your shoulder and there are people on your heels again. All we can do is keep going in the right direction and keep performing the way we have been doing.”
Chambers also insisted the loan players at Portman Road are every bit as committed as the others and believes they are open to considering permanent moves.
He added: “There are players who are enjoying playing for the football club, enjoying the surroundings and enjoying what we are doing at the minute.
“No one knows what’s round the corner so if there’s an opportunity for the lads to discuss their own personal situations, regarding staying at the football club, I’m sure they will be up for that.
“We’re all in it together and nobody’s coming in here to have an easy-oasy day. Everyone, including those who are on loan, wants to play football and they are going to do it to the best of their ability, which is what they have done all season.”
Get two free £10 bets on Ipswich Town v AFC Bournemouth (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code "F20" when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 185 bloggers
Promotion Push by akjlitfc
As we reach the final eight games of the season, the slump in form that we hoped would be brief has become persistent, warranting questioning from fans and pundits alike.
Nine Games to Seal Our Fate by AwayDays
After our recent run of poor form, I'd like to take a look at our last remaining fixtures and analyse/predict the outcomes of those important games.
Pessimistic Portman Road by akjlitfc
Being born in 1999, and with my first game at Portman Road coming at the age of six, I have skipped the Town's most recent stint in top flight football a mere 13 seasons ago. This, as is expected, suggests that I have never seen glory in my time as a football fan.
Ten Games, Ten Honest Questions by JollyJourno
There's ten games of the season remaining. Town are one point off the play-off places and five off the top of the league. But we've only won one of our last five games, and something's not right. Time to ask some honest questions of this team, before it's too late.
Round Pegs, Square Holes and the Youth Development Dilemma! by Bluetaff
It has been discussed at length the pitfalls of round pegs and square holes – a ‘problem’ that appears to have been borne of the Roy Keane era only to manifest itself in Paul Jewell and lately Mick McCarthy.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]
TWTD.co.uk Story Archive