DW Stadium

Next Game

Wigan v Ipswich

Monday, 22 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Portman Road

Last Game

Ipswich 2 - 0 Brighton

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Wellens blasts Town team-mates

On-loan midfielder Richie Wellens has hit out at the 'cosy' atmosphere at Ipswich and claimed he cannot see the club ever winning a game unless attitudes change.

Last Updated: 29/10/12 at 10:30 Post Comment

Richie Wellens: The loan signing has criticised the attitude of his Ipswich team

Richie Wellens: The loan signing has criticised the attitude of his Ipswich team

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Ipswich are currently four points adrift at the bottom of the Championship - a run of form that has seen manager Paul Jewell sacked.

And Wellens, who has been at the club less than a month since signing on a short-term deal from Leicester, feels more changes are required if they are to escape the drop.

"A new manager needs to come in and put a rocket under their backsides because there are not enough people who show they care about losing a game of football or even their own careers," said the 32-year-old, quoted in the Daily Express.

"One of the coaches said that the old manager got stick for bringing in loan players, but it is the loan players who are showing they care and that is a sad indication of what is wrong.

"We need people to show passion, to show they care. It is difficult when you are getting the ball and no one else wants it. It is human nature when you are under pressure to go and hide but we need a better attitude, and to act like men.

"I have always thought of Ipswich as a nice club and that was confirmed when I got here. It is a little too easy, too cosy.

"I can't see Ipswich ever winning a game unless they are at their best and everything is going for them. To be a strong club in the Championship you have to win when things are not going well.

"I can fully understand why the club have been done by five and six goals this season."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

T

his specializing in mediocrity will only stop when Wenger and his entire back room staff are cleared out. Dortmund are everything Arsenal should be; in fact they're everything Arsenal thought they were, until they met this supreme doppelg nger.

dr soccer
The Bitter Taste Of Arsenal Déjà Vu

Footer 365

Kagawa: My heart stayed in Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa admits life at Manchester United was "particularly difficult", but the playmaker says his heart was always at Borussia Dortmund.

Championship: Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City

Alex Tettey has signed a new two-year deal with Norwich City, with the option to extend for a further year.

Champions League: Jack Wilshere believes Arsenal will bounce back from Dortmund defeat

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes Arsene Wenger's men will bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property