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5 March 2013

Didsy backing Blues over Reds this evening but predicts bright future for both sides

David McGoldrick is backing his parent-club Nottingham Forest to make the Play-Offs under new boss Billy Davies, but admits he is ‘all Blue’ this evening.

The striker is on loan at Portman Road from the Reds, although won’t be allowed to feature at the City Ground this evening due to the terms of his loan.

However Didsy is still looking forward to the game and is predicting a bright future for both Town and Forest.

“I obviously know the majority of the boys at Forest and they are good friends of mine. I want them to do well and I fancy them to sneak into the Play-Offs under Billy,” Didsy told the Club website.

“It’s a good club and it’s also my hometown, so I have a lot of good memories of the place.

“I like Billy, he’s a good man. He’s probably one of the best managers that I have played under and he’s someone that I’ve got huge respect for, as many of the boys at Forest will agree with.

“But it’s the same with Mick (McCarthy). He’s a great man and a great gaffer to work under and I’m enjoying my football here.

“Like I said before, I wish Billy and Forest all the best but you move on and I’m at Ipswich now and that’s all I’m concentrating on.”

Team news

Town boss Mick McCarthy has doubts over skipper Carlos Edwards, who is looking to shake off a groin injury ahead of tonight’s clash at the City Ground. Long term injury victims Anthony Wordsworth and Paul Taylor are both ruled out of the game with back and foot injuries respectively. Striker David McGoldrick, who is on loan at Portman Road from tonight’s opponents, is ineligible to feature against his parent-club.

Forest manager Billy Davies will run a late test on former Blues loanne Danny Collins, with the Reds skipper suffering blurred vision during the win over Sheffield Wednesday. Fellow defenders Greg Halford, Daniel Ayala and Sam Hutchinson will all miss out too, with Halford completing his suspension tonight whilst the two loanees are both ruled out through injury.

Where they finished last season

Forest- 19th
Town- 15th

Where they currently stand

Forest- 8th
Town- 18th

One to watch

Radoslaw Majewski. The Polish midfielder is thriving under new boss Billy Davies, after being handed an extensive run in the starting line-up. The 26 year-old is in a rich vein of form in front of goal, netting five times in his last three outings. Majewski joined Forest in 2009 from Polonia Warsaw, initially on loan, before agreeing a permanent switch to the City Ground. The midfielder penned a new contract with the Reds earlier this season.

Match Officials

Referee: David Webb
Wayne Barratt and Andy Hendley
Fourth Official:
Ollie Yates

Live commentary of tonight’s game will be available on Ipswich Player. Follow Town on Twitter, @Official_ITFC for exclusive Blues team news and live updates from the City Ground.



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