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7 December 2012

Cressy looking to extend Blues' recent good run

Aaron Cresswell is hoping to take Town’s new found confidence into the weekend’s game with Millwall and help Blues record a third successive victory.

Mick McCarthy's side beat Bolton last time out, which came just a few days after the 3-1 home win over Nottingham Forest.

“Confidence is high in the camp and I think we are starting to show a lot more hunger in games now,” Cressy told the Club website.

“The last six or seven games we’ve really tightened up and are starting to hit some form, so we need to keep building on that.

“It’s great to be out of the bottom three, as it’s never nice being down at the bottom of the league, and we’re a whole lot more confident now.

“We know we can’t take things easy though and we want to take that confidence into another tough game against Millwall at the weekend.”

Team news

Blues boss Mick McCarthy is again expected to be without the services of midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, who is still struggling with a hamstring injury. Luke Hyam, who missed the trip to Bolton with a calf injury, could come back into contention. Paul Taylor remains a long-term absentee for Town with a foot injury continuing to rule him out.

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett is hoping to call upon three returning Lions, with Darius Henderson, James Henry and former Blue Liam Trotter all expected to be fit for the trip to Portman Road following spells out through injury.

Where they finished last season

Town- 15th
Millwall- 16th

Where they currently stand

Town- 20th
Millwall- 7th

One to watch

Liam Trotter. The midfielder is a well known face to Town fans, after coming through the Academy ranks here at Portman Road. Trotts played his part in Blues’ FA Youth Cup winning side of 2005, before breaking through into the first-team. Howver after failing to establish himself as a regular, the former Northgate High school pupil rejected the offer of a new contract and instead teamed up with Millwall. The Ipswich-born midfielder has been a mainstay in the Lions side ever since and has established himself as a top Championship performer, chipping in with a number of important goals too.

Match Officials

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistants: John Magill and Adam Crysell
Fourth Official: Rob Hyde

Live commentary of the game will be available on Ipswich Player, with exclusive Town team news and live updates available through our social media channels. 




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