Southampton head coach George Burley admitted he understood the fans' frustration after the St Mary's faithful turned on chairman Rupert Lowe following the 2-0 defeat by Ipswich.Calls for Lowe's head grew more vociferous as the second half wore on and a couple of hundred fans vented their fury at the sale of Theo Walcott to Arsenal outside the stadium after the game. Their mood was not helped by another clueless performance from Southampton, who were sunk by two goals from Ipswich new boy Alan Lee and slumped to a sixth defeat in seven league outings. Burley admitted he sympathised with the fans, however, and refused to use the atmosphere as an excuse for his side's failings. 'Fans get frustrated at any club when things don't go right on the pitch, and they haven't gone right here for the last two years,' said Burley. 'And when you lose the best young player in the country, it's even more frustrating. I can understand the reaction But losing Theo was not the fault of anyone at Southampton. The chairman was as disappointed as anyone as he has built up the academy.'