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24 August 2012

Midfielder wants similar showing to Watford win

Massimo Luongo is already loving life in the Championship with Town and is targeting another three points this weekend.

The midfielder has impressed since checking in on loan from Tottenham and helped Blues beat Watford in the week.

Next up is a trip to Bloomfield Road to take on Blackpool and the Australian is hoping to send the travelling Blue Army back to Suffolk with a win.

“It’s full on and it’s 100 miles an hour but I’m enjoying the competitive nature of the league,” Mass told the Club website.

“It’s great playing in front of the fans and seeing them so happy after the Watford game was really good.

“Hopefully we can repeat that Blackpool but we know it will be a tough game as they got to the Play-Off final last year.

“We’ve got a good squad here and I know it won’t be easy to secure my place in the team. But if I keep performing well and playing my part for the team then hopefully I can remain in the side.”

Team news

Paul Jewell expects to have a fully fit squad for the trip to Bloomfield Road, aside from long term injury victim Elliott Hewitt. Andy Drury, who had missed the back end of pre-season through injury, has fully recovered from his calf strain and will be pushing for a start after impressing when coming off the bench against Watford last time out.

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could name an unchanged side, after the Seasiders beat Leeds 2-1 in midweek. One man who earned the praise of his manager was Isaiah Osbourne, who has impressed in a Tangerine shirt since arriving at the club this summer.

How they finished last season

thBlackpool- 5

thTown- 15

One to watch

Thomas Ince.The midfielder has shone at Bloomfield Road since arriving on a permanent deal from Liverpool last campaign. The fleet-footed winger has blossomed in Blackpool’s attacking 4-3-3 formation, collecting a whole host of admirers along with fellow Pool wideman Matt Phillips. Has previously gained experience during a loan spell with Notts County, where his father Paul was the then Magpies boss.


Referee: Nigel Miller
Assistants: Paul Curry and Gary Hilton
Fourth Official: Simeon Lucas


 You can follow the action from Bloomfield Road via live commentary on Ipswich Player, or with live updates via the Club's official Twitter page @Official_ITFC.

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