Ian Foster

Ipswich Town (H) | Foster's Reaction

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For the best part of an hour at home to promotion-chasing Ipswich Town, Argyle matched their lofty opposition, but a huge slice of misfortune turned the tide of the game away from the Pilgrims.

Conor Chaplin’s shot, probably drifting wide, took a huge deflection off Brendan Galloway, and past the stricken Conor Hazard, giving Ipswich the lead.

From that point, the Tractor Boys cruised home, adding a second via Kieffer Moore, and claiming all three points as they elevated themselves to second place.

“We're disappointed to lose the game; of course we are,” said Argyle Head Coach Ian Foster after the game. “We don't like losing games of football, particularly at Home Park.

“We're desperately disappointed in the manner of the first goal. There's nothing in the game up until that point. We nullified their threats really, really well. It’s a wayward shot that's unfortunately hit Brendan and gone in.

“We perhaps didn't react and respond the way we wanted to, and we probably hadn't caused them the problems that we wanted to.

“I just want to see a little bit of a bounce from us, though, on the back of that goal, and unfortunately we didn't get it.

“The disappointing thing for us, again, is we've conceded from a set play, so that's poor on our behalf. We have to be better in those moments.

“We came in on the back of a wonderful performance up at Middlesborough, where we had 17 shots I think in the first half. We just couldn't replicate that today.”

As Foster mentions, seven days prior Argyle had beaten Middlesbrough comprehensively away from home, and with consecutive games on the road this week, at Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers, Argyle will be looking for some similar magic on their travels.

Foster said: “We're on the back of now a really tough run of home games, and I feel for the supporters, because they want to come here and see their team win games of football.

“We have to stick together as a group, and we have to believe that we can go again, and show the incredible bounce that we showed up at Middlesbrough. We've got to go and do that again.

“They'll be two wonderful games for us; we're really excited about both of them. We'll come in tomorrow and make sure that we recover properly. We'll assess this game today and turn our attentions to what will be a great game at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.”

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