Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes cut a pretty puzzled figure on Tuesday night as the Tractor Boys slumped to a 3-o defeat against AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One.
The match at Plough Lane was a significant one for both sides with Wimbledon fighting against relegation and Ipswich looking to qualify for the play-off places next year.
Indeed, it was the home side that took the victory to aid their respective battle with Ipswich well off of the pace and the inquest is now beginning into just why they were so poor.
For midfielder Downes, too, it’s currently a bit of a mystery with him sharing some pretty honest initial thoughts post-match last night.
Quoted by Ipswich blog TWTD, he said:
“We should be winning games like this easily, and we’ve lost 3-0. It’s not good enough. I don’t know what to say really.
“We’re not out of it yet. Obviously, it’s harder now but we’re not out of it. We’ve still got that in the back of our heads and we’ve got to put it right.
“If I knew the problem I’d sort it. Honestly, I haven’t got a clue. I haven’t got a clue.
“Are the players feeling the pressure? “No, I wouldn’t say it’s that. Honestly, I don’t know what to say, it’s not good enough, that’s all I know. The boys are trying but it’s not good enough.”
The Tractor Boys certainly looked off of it last night and need to respond quickly with a huge game coming up this weekend against Charlton Athletic.
Both sides are challenging for the play-offs this season but the Addicks are the ones in the better form and frame of mind at the moment, having won their own previous match away at Sunderland at the weekend.
It’s time for Town to step up and make it count, then, and we’ll soon see whether they can achieve that.