Date: 19th January 2015 at 12:40pm
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Manager Ian Holloway has said he felt that the changed team showed the right response in our three one defeat to high flying Ipswich Town at the weekend.

With everything that had come before and the manager saying he was now out of patience, he made eight changes to the starting XI and handed youngster Sid Nelson the skipper’s armband and he was very pleased with what he saw.

Speaking to the official site he explained he was obviously disappointed to have lost the game, but he saw the ‘passion, work rate and commitment’ that had been sadly lacking of late, so he feels, although there’s plenty more to go, that we might be back on the right path now.

‘We paid the price for a poor start but that’s the way it has been going for us. I made a lot of changes to the team because it was completely necessary. I wasn’t at all happy with the display on Wednesday but I will have what we saw today all day long. I like the effort.’

Holloway went on to say that the fans were ‘absolutely magnificent’ all game long, and despite going two nil down they really got behind the players to spur them on and he feels the players reacted well, and put in the effort that the fans wanted to see.

‘The bare minimum here is that the passion, work rate and commitment is there and I think the fans saw that. They responded to it and gave us some brilliant support. Unfortunately we couldn’t win the game for them but we will only get better from now on.’

Holloway says that part of getting better now is to continue to strengthen the team and ‘bring more through the door’ but that also involves giving some of the current playing staff some ‘clarity.’

Despite it being a disappointing season so far, he knows that there are enough game for us to turn the corner and get back to winning ways, and he acknowledges that our current run of form has meant that we’ve had to bring forward plans from the summer and start putting them into place now, but needs must and the chairman is backing him and on board with the plan and he couldn’t be more pleased with that.

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