Ipswich Town boss Paul Cook says his side’s 5-2 defeat against Wanderers was “one of the toughest days” of his managerial career.

The Whites ran out 5-2 winners at Portman Road, with goals from Eoin Doyle, Josh Sheehan, George Johnston and a brace from Dapo Afolayan.

Ian Evatt’s men are now up to third in the league table with 12 points from their opening seven matches.

Cook – who took charge at Portman Road last season - was frustrated with the goals his side conceded.

He said: “(It was) a really difficult day - to watch a team take the lead, start brightly, look good, get the crowd on our side, even equalise, then all of a sudden we just give goals away.

“There will be no criticism towards the players from me, none. I put the team on the pitch. This is a very proud club and that was not a very proud performance from us today.

“There’s two ways you play football - one with the ball, and one without. We are quite OK with the ball - we still scored goals, we are doing alright.

“We’ve missed a couple of chances but – without the ball – we are a million miles away from where we need to be as a team and that’s something that we have to eradicate.”