Higginbotham feels for Jewell
Danny Higginbotham believes underperforming Ipswich Town players
are to blame for an alarming dip, not boss Paul Jewell.
Jewell has fallen under ever-increasing pressure in recent
weeks, with a nine-match winless run dropping Ipswich to second
from bottom in the Championship table.
A 2-1 defeat at Hull City on Saturday saw the club’s struggles
continue, leaving Jewell contemplating his future.
Higginbotham, though, says it is those sent out onto the field
who must start shouldering responsibility for a run of
The defender, on loan at Portman Road from Stoke City, feels the
Ipswich squad have let their manager down and need to pull together
through a tough spell.
“I feel sorry for him because he puts us on the pitch,”
Higginbotham said of Jewell.
“He does his best but there comes a time when the manager has to
transfer responsibility to the players.
“Paul Jewell was one of the main reasons I came here and I’ve
got nothing but respect for him.”