Date: 16th March 2016 at 11:53am
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Manager Paul Lambert has said the performance from the Blackburn Rovers players in last night’s loss to Ipswich Town just wasn’t good enough.

Having praised the players of late for their work rate and efforts on the pitch, Blackburn went down in limp fashion at Portman Road last night, travelling back with a two nil defeat, and the gaffer wasn’t best pleased with the performance.

Speaking to the The Official Blackburn Rovers Website in his post game press conference, a frustrated Scot explained that not only did he not get what he wanted from the players who stayed in the squad, but he didn’t really get what he wanted from the five he brought in as he tried to freshen things up either.

‘It was rotten, it wasn’t good enough. Not with the standards that we have set. I thought it was a nothing game, Ipswich are a good side and are deservedly up there on merit but I thought there was nothing in the game.’

With a better first half and chances, Lambert knew we needed to take advantage of that as Ipswich do what they do well, and the penalty proved enough to swing the tie in their favour.

Lambert wasn’t best pleased with how we conceded the penalty either as the referee punished Hope Akpan for a push on Luke Chambers.

‘The penalty was shocking, you don’t raise your hands in the penalty box. To be fair to Hope he’s admitted it was his fault. But we never looked like we were going to get back into it once we fell behind to the penalty. I made changes for the right reasons but I expect better from the ones who come in. That is the first time I’ve been disappointed with them in the last few months. Over the last few months we’ve been in good form, but maybe the changes did play a part but it is not an excuse as we should have been better than that.’

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