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27 November 2012

Mick's praise for Reds strikers including one player he tried to sign in the past

Mick McCarthy is aware of the attacking threat that Nottingham Forest carry as he looks forward to a challenging 90 minutes at Portman Road tonight.

Sean O’Driscoll’s side are seventh in the Championship and are looking for a third successive win as they maintain their push for the Play-Off places.

“Steve McCall [Town chief scout] watched them at Wolves on Saturday and told me they were very good,” the Blues’ boss told the Club website.

“That’s a good result there, to go and win at Molineux and we know what’s ahead tonight.

“Sean did a terrific job at Doncaster and then he joined Steve Cotterill’s coaching staff at Forest last year. That would have given him an insight into the players and the club.

“He’s made some astute signings in the summer, players who know what the Championship is all about.

“They have got a lot of quality going forward. Simon Cox picked up an injury on Saturday but they had Dexter Blackstock to come off the bench and we know all about Billy Sharp. He’s a terrific player. I tried to sign him when I was at Wolves.

“They are going well at the moment so it will be a big challenge for us but we will be ready for it.”

Kick-off at Portman Road is 7.45pm with live commentary as always on Ipswich Player.

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