Ipswich Town caretaker boss Klug: We didn’t deal well enough with Millwall’s set-piece threat

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Ipswich Town caretaker manager Bryan Klug admitted his side failed to deal with the set-piece prowess of Millwall today.

The Lions were 3-0 winners and their dominance gave new Tractor Boys boss Paul Lambert, who watched from the stand, plenty to ponder.

Millwall’s first two goals both game from deadball situations. Lee Gregory scored them both, hooking home from a corner in the first half and then producing a deft flick when a Ryan Leonard long throw was headed into his path by Jake Cooper.

Photos by Brian Tonks

“I think the game probably sums up our problems,” said Klug. “We were in the game, neither team had total control. But Millwall always had a much bigger threat than us.

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

“They’ve got some big old lumps and it is very difficult to win the first header. They took their chances.

“I had no complaints with my players. I thought they kept going. They never threw in the towel and that is a good sign for the manager coming in.”

IMAGES BY BRIAN TONKS


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