Ipswich Town defender Piotr Malarczyk has sent a warning message to Leeds United ahead of the two sides' clash at Elland Road on Tuesday night, suggesting that his teammates will be all the more dangerous after their heavy defeat on Friday night.
Ipswich were taken apart 5-1 in front of the television cameras by a hugely impressive Reading side, but Malarczyk is confident that Mick McCarthy's side can get their season back on track after a promising start.
The Polish defender, signed for less than £10,000 from Ekstraklasa side Korona Kielce at the end of the summer transfer window, was speaking to the Sudbury Mercury ahead of his side's clash with Leeds.
'An accident in the workplace'
And, while he admitted that it had been a "difficult" game, he also claimed that the final scoreline was not a true representation of events on the pitch.
However, the 24-year-old also conceded that the Ipswich squad had been left "disappointed" and "angry" by the manner of their defeat, but that this reaction was simply "normal".
He went on to describe the loss as "an accident in the workplace", saying that their next fixture gives the team the chance to "go back to the start and win again".
Ipswich's unbeaten start has long been forgotten
Ipswich were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Championship play-offs last season, and an unbeaten start to the season which reached six games had fans confident of another promotion push this time around.
However, a 3-2 reverse at home to table-topping Brighton and Hove Albion coupled with the humiliating defeat at the Madejski Stadium has dispersed some of the early-season optimism, and a third successive defeat at Elland Road could have some questioning whether the Tractor Boys have what it takes to make the top six again.