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Basham: We Move On

17 February 2013

Midfielder Turns Attentions To Leeds

Chris Basham admitted that he, and the rest of his team-mates, left Portman Road bitterly disappointed on Saturday evening having been on the end of a scoreline that could have easily been the opposite way round.

Michael Chopra got the only goal of the game shortly after half-time for Ipswich, but the midfielder felt the game could have been out of sight before half-time.  

"I don't like saying it, but it was a game of two halves," said the 24-year-old. 

"I thought we did really well and went in at half-time fancying our chances because we could have been 3-0 up and then they've come out second-half and got a goal out of nothing.

"They've played it over the top and Chopra has run onto it and his instinct to score goals, has got them the goal."

Tiago Gomes hit the post, while Alex Baptiste had an effort that went narrowly wide, before Stephen Henderson in the Ipswich goal acrabatically turned a dipping Baptiste cross over the bar, but the break didn't come in front of goal and it was the home side who ultimately got their noses in front.

"I felt we were on top so when we went in at half-time there wasn't much Tommo could say really. 

"We felt like they were there for the taking and obviously after they've come out and got the goal it was backs to the wall with 30 minutes to go for them and I fancied us to go and at least get a draw as I think we deserved that."

Despite leaving the field disappointed, Basham is ready to turn his attentions to the trip to Elland Road in midweek.

"Wednesday brings a massive game against Leeds, we all know what they are like on their patch so it's one I'm looking forward to.

"I've never played there before so it's a feeling of excitement and if we carry on with what we are doing we will get that win we deserve."

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