Championship - Emmanuel-Thomas 'lost interest' after being dropped by Ipswich

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has revealed he lost all interest in football after he was dropped from the Ipswich first team.

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Bristol City’s Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, formerly of Ipswich Town (PA Sport)

The player missed two months of the campaign after manager Mick McCarthy lost patience with the former Arsenal trainee's attitude during an Under-21 game against Charlton.

Emmanuel-Thomas, 22, has since returned to McCarthy's line-up but admits he has not yet won over all of the Portman Road fans.

He told the East Anglian Daily Times: "My head was in a bad place during the Charlton game.

"I played in the game and I scored but it did not really mean anything.

"I had a conversation with Mick McCarthy and I apologised and since then I have been getting back to the levels I was at before."

He added: "I am like Marmite, and the fans either like me or they don't, but that doesn't faze me."

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