Paul Jewell seethes at Ipswich Town defence

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell has expressed his anger with his misfiring side as their defensive problems continued in the 3-1 loss at Leeds  .

Town looked to be in control at Elland Road having taken the lead through Andy Drury.

But keeper Alex McCarthy's sending off on the hour triggered a collapse.

"You had to be here to see it and believe it. How many times have I said that? But that went beyond the pale I think," Jewell told BBC Radio Suffolk .

IPSWICH STRUGGLES

  • Ipswich have not recorded a league win in their last seven games
  • Ipswich's 54 goals conceded is nine more than Doncaster, who have the Championship's second leakiest defence
  • Following a 1-0 win over Portsmouth on 1 October Ipswich were sixth in the table - they are now 21st

"We controlled the game and played really well. We were by far the better team.

"But the goals we gave away - I say it every week - but I am struggling to understand what people have seen."

McCarthy saw red when he handled Ibrahima Sonko's pass back outside the area, with Adam Lee-Barrett taking his place between the sticks.

United made the most of their one-man advantage, with Snodgrass equalising after being gifted the ball by Sonko and then taking the lead through Ross McCormack, who capitalised on a mix-up between the Senegalese defender and Lee-Barrett.

Luciano Becchio completed the turnaround when he out-muscled Tommy Smith to finish from a tight angle.

And Jewell was clear and concise when deciding who should take the blame for the defeat.

"The two goalkeepers and Sonko, let's be honest about it," he said

"You're not supposed to name players but anybody who was here could see that two goalkeepers and a centre-half have given them the game."

The former Wigan boss went on to reiterate the need to strengthen his squad.

"It's ongoing. We need reinforcements, everybody knows that," he said.

"Not just because of Saturday but because we need reinforcements."