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Jewell admits to having 'self doubts'

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell admitted to having self doubts as he faced the media today for the first time since publicly questioning his future with the club.

At a press conference today Jewell said he had the backing of the squad and the board room and was determined to battle on.

Every manager is a few games away from the sack. It's just that some managers have more time than others.

I've had self doubts. If someone says they don't have self doubts or question yourself then they're lying.

It's been a tough time lately. I was so fed up and disappointed with our performance on Saturday. Sometimes you say things in the heat of the moment and that's how I felt at the time.

But I've spoken to the owner and I've had a lot of messages and textsfrom people in football, staff, former players saying to keep going.

I know I haven't lost the dressing room. A large majority of theplayers are behind me.

I don't want to resign. We're in a battle. The owner hasn't lost faithin me and he wants me to keep going.

– Paul Jewell

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Clegg laughs off Redknapp rumours

Jewell after Saturday's defeat against Charlton Credit: PA

Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg has laughed off strong speculation linking Harry Redknapp with the manager's job.

And he insisted under-pressure boss Paul Jewell will still be charge at Barnsley on Saturday and

He told the Club's website:

"Paul's the manager and it's business as usual. We're desperately trying to turn this situation around, Paul's more conscious than most people in terms of what needs to happen.

"He's a man who puts huge pressure on himself and I'm confident we are going to turn the season around"

Jewell: We can't be frightened of winning

Paul Jewell says Ipswich must go into tomorrow's road trip to Middlesbrough without fear.

The Town boss says the club must not let the fear factor affect them when they take the lead.

"We can't be frightened of winning games, we go in the lead and we go on the back foot a little bit.

"We've shown good character by coming from behind against Blackburn and indeed by coming from 1-0 down against Huddersfield, but when we get in that winning situation we must have that confidence and that ruthlessness to try and see the game out."

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