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Players need to also take their responsibility while I take mine – Paul Hurst

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Following Ipswich Town’s poor outing that resulted to a 2-0 home loss to Queens Park Rangers, the manager of Championship club Ipswich Town Paul Hurst has maintained that his players must stand up and take responsibility after an exchange of views in the dressing room.

The Blues netted two goals against their visitors as Dean Gerken pushed a corner into his own net before Tomer Hemed converted a penalty following an unnecessary lunge from Toto Nsiala just before the break.

With the Blues now bottom of the Championship and having been booed off at the end of a game, Hurst was asked if he has fears for his job  and he replied as quoted by Ipswich star:

“No, I think we’re kind of past that stage and I know what I’m doing and the effort (being put in).

“We’re working with a group of players that we have to try and get the best out of. Are we managing to do that? Clearly at the minute, no.

“We’re in this together. I’ll take my responsibility but the players have to take theirs as well and a lot of those, if they’re honest, will say they can do better than what they’re doing at the minute.

“That’s part and parcel of football. You’re reliant as a manager and when things are going well, the lads are playing well. When things are going badly, they’re not playing well.

“It’s trying to give them that confidence and that kick up the backside to do better because we certainly need to.”