Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans has backed under-fire boss Paul Lambert, insisting the poor recent run has been down to the injury crisis at Portman Road.
The Scotsman has been under increased pressure from the support after their worrying recent run, which has included a few defeats against promotion rivals.
Despite that, Evans addressed the fans on the club’s official site, explaining how the boss is struggling without several key man.
The owner also hinted that fan pressure on Mick McCarthy was a factor to the Tractor Boys’ relegation to League One.
“I will not be swayed into making the mistakes neatly summed up by the term ‘be careful what you wish for’ which caused our demise a couple of years ago.”
As you would expect, that didn’t go down well with the support, who want the owner to take responsibility for the club’s position. Meanwhile, many think Lambert should go having also failed to win promotion in the previous campaign.
Here we look at some of the comments from Twitter…
Appalling statement and a huge, huge mistake to alienate the fanbase with such absolute drivel. You've driven the club into the ground, the massive errors with appointments and by choosing to back the most diluded manager the club has ever had, the final nail is now in the coffin
— Mar©️ (@MarC_Itfc) December 3, 2020
With due respect Marcus, BCWYWF? What exactly? A boss who is tactically naive and has done absolutely nothing with the team in 2 years despite enjoying incredible support from the fans. He’s continuing to hoodwink you. The whole thing is a sham-bert.
— Tony Page (@ketton_itfc) December 3, 2020
Speechless at how someone that has made so much money is blind to what’s in front of him. The club is an utter embarrassment!!! The quicker we lose some more games the quicker he’ll go!!
— Frazer Barnard (@FrayBarnard) December 3, 2020
What a load of rubbish. we were doing crap before our injuries, so much pr-brovado.
— Luke Penning (@LukePenningVGP) December 3, 2020
I want to know who read this and thought, "yes, this is right on the money." I'm embarrassed for my club of 40 years and so, so sad for the future #itfc
— Colin’s Bell (@robertclinsdell) December 3, 2020
This is so badly judging the mood it is untrue. The unhappiness with what is happening at the club isn't a handful of posters on the internet. We are almost all fed up. We're not judging Lambert on a handful of results – he has been terrible for 2 sodding years. I'm out.
— Paul Wright (@PaulOapdub) December 3, 2020
Only statement we're interested in is the one that says that we've parted ways with that scottish fraud #LambertOut
— Zac (@itfczac) December 3, 2020