Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine was satisfied with his side's efforts in their 1-0 defeat to Ipswich but admitted they lacked quality.
Carlos Edwards rifled a long-range shot past the outstretched right arm of Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant on his return to the starting line-up.
It was his first league goal since April 2007 and the timing could not have been better for Ipswich, who jumped out of the drop zone and above their opponents in the table.
Irvine said: "We are very disappointed. It was a big game for us and there is no hiding from that.
"It was a game which were desperately hoping to win. The lads tried hard enough and worked hard enough and I can't fault them for that. But we perhaps didn't show enough composure or quality on the ball."