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Jewell feels low after defeat

21 October 2012

Ipswich manager Paul Jewell was considering his future after defeat at Hull left his side with just one win in 10 games.

Hull substitute Nick Proschwitz scored twice in the last 20 minutes to turn the game around and leave the Tractor Boys in the npower Championship relegation zone with seven points.

"The way I'm feeling now, I need to think seriously about it," Jewell told Sky Sports News. "The same thing is happening week in and week out, and I only want what's best for Ipswich."

He added: "There's a point in anything in life that you think it's not working. We've had 11 games now and we've got seven points, that's relegation form and this club doesn't need that.

"I will speak and think with the people close to me, I'll speak with Marcus (Evans, club owner), and we'll see what the best thing is."

Reflecting on the game, which his side had led through Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' first-half goal, Jewell told reporters: "I thought Hull deserved to win.

"First half we were very average, but we scored a very good goal. Second half I thought we improved a bit.

"Once they equalised you could see their momentum kicking on. You could see us taking a backward step and that's a confidence issue."

Hull manager Steve Bruce lauded a "smashing" display from Proschwitz, who had yet to score in seven previous appearances since his ?2.6million move from second-tier German club SC Paderborn.

Bruce hopes the striker will take full advantage of the confidence boost, saying: "The (Sone) Aluko and (Jay) Simpson partnership has done very well so he's had to wait for his chance. But thankfully for Nick today, he's done smashingly which will give him a big lift. And I'm pleased for him because he's worked ever so hard."

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