Ipswich Town long way from best, says Paul Jewell

Paul Jewell
Jewell's side have conceded 22 goals in their last seven games

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell has said Saturday's 5-3 win over Barnsley has not fixed all of his side's problems.

The remarkable second-half comeback from 2-0 down at Oakwell ended a seven-game losing run for Town.

But Jewell told BBC Radio Suffolk: "Let's not get carried away. We still concede too many goals.

"We're still a long way from being where we want to be. We're capable. We've just got to put it together for longer periods."

Ipswich have endured a frustrating two months, dropping from the play-offs to the edge of the Championship relegation places.

But victory over the Tykes lifted them to three points clear of the drop zone and ended a difficult period for former Wigan manager Jewell.

"It's been a really tough time for everybody - me, the players, staff, owner, supporters," he said.

"I'm mad. Sometimes you put yourself through absolute turmoil. You put your family through turmoil.

"I guess it's all for nights like this. It has been a tough period. Hopefully we can put it behind us and move on."

Jewell was also buoyed by goals for his strike pairing of Jason Scotland and Michael Chopra.

Scotland had failed to score in his last six outings while Chopra had gone four games without finding the net.

"It's always nice to see your front players score," said Jewell. "Jason worked his socks off.

"I was pleased for Michael Chopra as well. He hasn't really struck form, got a scoring run going. But he can do that."

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