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Edwards: Positive Chambo Lifted Spirits After Birmingham Disappointment
Monday, 1st Oct 2018 16:59

Town new boy Gwion Edwards has told how skipper Luke Chambers set about rallying the troops after their wait for a first win of the season was extended to 10 league games at the weekend.

In the dressing room and on the bus journey home, Chambers did his best to lift morale after Town had to settle for one point at Birmingham on Saturday, despite having led 2-0 at the break.

Edwards, 25, said: “Chambo’s a great lad and it was typical of him to do that. He’s potentially the best captain I’ve ever had to be honest. Every day he comes in, he’s positive and gets the lads going.

“If he sees someone who is a bit down or frustrated he is always there to pick them up. It’s good to have someone like that around when things like this are happening at the club, where we can’t exactly get a win.

“We were obviously all frustrated after Saturday’s game and a few of the heads were down. But Luke’s gone round and we’ve picked ourselves up. We had a chat and if you look at it I think a lot of positives came from the game.

“We scored two goals but we caused our own mistakes again because if we had cleared the ball a bit better we could have hung on in there.

“I think we did well to stay in the game in the end because they had a few more chances where they could have nicked it.

“We showed good character to stay in the game and hopefully we can build on it and get it right tomorrow night against Middlesbrough.”

Edwards is determined to look on the bright side because although that first win continues to elude them Town’s position has improved.

They are off the bottom of the table and remain unbeaten at home, while the 2-2 scoreline at St Andrew’s meant they pocketed their first away point on the road under boss Paul Hurst.

The Welsh winger, signed in the summer from Peterborough, added: “We keep saying it but we’re not being battered by teams. We’re in the games and we’re getting chances to win games, so that’s a positive.

“It’s only a matter of time now until something’s going to click and we’re going to start kicking on.

“At half-time on Saturday we were obviously in a really good position but we knew it wasn’t over and that Birmingham would come out strongly for the second half.

“It’s those little mistakes, lapses in concentration, switching on and adapting to where the game changes. We’ve addressed that on the training pitch today and we’ll be ready for tomorrow night.

“The Birmingham game changed towards the end of the first half and they got their first goal soon after the restart. After that we didn’t really get a grip of it or take control of it.

“They obviously had the momentum and it was hard for us to get the ball down and play to try to put the game to bed.

“We’re all frustrated that we’ve not had a win yet but we’re all positive and everyone is ready to go again against Middlesbrough, which is a good thing.

“It’s not a case of everyone being down in the dumps. We’re all bright and looking forward to tomorrow’s game.

“We’re picking up points – one in each of our last three games – and that is a great positive.

“If we were losing almost every game I don’t think I’d be sat here smiling. We’ve got to be positive and stick together, and keep the fans coming because they’ve been great as well.”

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midastouch added 17:01 - Oct 1
Chambo could be a potential manager in the making (be it at Ipswich or perhaps elsewhere) as he certainly seems to have leadership qualities.
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Westover added 17:32 - Oct 1
I was about to say the same thing, I can see Chambo being a very successful manager.⚽
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Suffolkboy added 18:13 - Oct 1
So it wasn't PH or CD that spoke up ??
Does this add to the suspicion at all actually isn't we'll behind the scenes ?
Many of you are closer to the action than me ( Kent ) but almost all seems awfully vague and non- professional from our Management team ; they don't inspire at all with public speaking , lots of words trying to disguise ineptitude and desperate uncertainty; we all wish them success but there's little real evidence of concrete progress !
Mr E you're going to have to make a decision it seems : and the sooner you find a way forward the better ; most of the ' promise ' at the outset seems to have been ' empty ' and unsubstantiated by reality !
Or have I got it completely wrong ??
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CalmoreBlue added 18:43 - Oct 1
He’s a great guy and I’m grateful he’s one of ours.
Long may he stay a Blue.
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Swn98 added 19:10 - Oct 1
We need some leadership and stability somewhere after all it must be a nightmare for the players some are struggling to get up to speed in this league keep changing the team every game doesnt add to confidence.
Why dont we go back to basics 442 try and get a win on the board then we can kick on.
I amtrying hard to remain optimistic the games ive seen this season have not been conducive to this,that said we havent been slaughtered
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Swn98 added 19:12 - Oct 1
with a little bit of luck things might click and away we go after all look at scum they were rubbish here and now they are 5th
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herfie added 20:55 - Oct 1
LC’s natural leadership qualities, ability to motivate and support his team mates, and natural presence around the club, are invaluable at a time when we’re clearly Suspect he’s holding things together, when confidence and belief are clearly being severely tested.

By his own admission, not the best footballer on the planet, but an inspirational captain - PH is lucky to have him.
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herfie added 20:56 - Oct 1
.......when we’re clearly struggling. Suspect.....
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coolcat added 23:37 - Oct 1
Doesn't surprise me from Chambers. Great leadership qualities.Very much a people person from what I've seen. Great with fans as well. Great example for up and coming players.
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BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 02:12 - Oct 2
Great leadership qualities from Chambers and shows his character. Saying that he's unlikely to be pessimistic "oh well, another game drawn etc".
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ConeyBlue added 08:04 - Oct 2
Chambo - our best captain since Matt Holland imo.
His importance to the team vastly underrated by some I feel.
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Cakeman added 09:17 - Oct 2
Indeed a fine Captain. Has his critics as a player and I admit he is limited but he gives 100% every game and leads by example. I think we would be much poorer if he wasn’t playing at the moment.
Obviously a good chap to rally the troops off the field too.
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ArnieM added 09:27 - Oct 2
This is why Chambo is so important to the team and idvworth his place .
As for being a future manager - we’ll maybe, but his role now is Club captain and should stay in the side.
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FenboyBlue added 10:11 - Oct 2
Chambo, he's a different effing class.
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TR11BLU added 10:47 - Oct 2
Is spoken highly of by all current and ex players; top man and very important to the team right now.

As for a future manager...well I think that's a given. Hopefully here one day.
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warktheline added 18:48 - Oct 2
He’s a leader with a losing mentality ! Anyone can fist pump! All too very comfortable !
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