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25 October 2013

Ando eyeing up first away win of the season and thanks the boss for reigniting his confidence

Paul Anderson believes his performances are getting up to the standards he expects of himself, after nailing down a place in the side recently.

The summer signing from Bristol City had to be patient before being given his chance by the manager, someone he believes has reinstalled the confidence in him.

Now the midfielder is hoping to put in another solid performance, as Blues look to record a first away win of the season at Bolton tomorrow.

“I’m really enjoying myself at Ipswich, both on and off the pitch,” Ando told the Club website.

“The games have been going well and I feel like I’m getting up to the standards that I set myself, after having to be patient to get my chance in the team.

“The gaffer has been great with me and he’s given me a lot of confidence in my ability. I feel like I’m getting better every day and I just want to do my best for Ipswich Town.

“We know Bolton will be another tough game but we’re confident with our performances and of course will be looking for our first away win. We’ve had them watched and we’ve been training hard all week, now we are looking to get back to winning ways and putting right the Burnley defeat.”

Team news

Mick McCarthy expects Dean Gerken to be fit to face Bolton at the Reebok this weekend, with the ‘keeper recovering from the dead leg that forced him off last time out against Burnley. The Town boss is also hopeful that Daryl Murphy will be fit, after the striker picked up a slight groin injury in training.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman will be forced to make at least one change to his squad, with winger Liam Feeney returning to Millwall after the Lions exercised a recall clause in his loan deal. Former Town stopper, Arran Lee-Barrett, has joined the Trotters on a short-term deal and could be named on the bench. Meanwhile the Scot will be without the services of long-term absentees Mark Davies, Marc Tierney and Stuart Holden.

Where they finished last season

Bolton- 7th
Town- 14th

Where they currently stand

Bolton- 21st
Town- 12th   

Story of last season

Town left the Reebok with all three points, after a dramatic finish saw Blues come from behind to leave the Bolton players and fans stunned. After Mark Davies had fired the hosts into an early lead with a sublime finish, a second-half penalty from DJ Campbell looked to have given Town a share of the spoils. But deep into injury time, substitute Michael Chopra pounced to win it for Mick McCarthy’s side and send the travelling Blue Army into raptures.

Match Officials

Referee: David Webb
Assistants: Shaun Hudson and Ross Joyce
Fourth Official: Sebastian Stockbridge

Live commentary of the game will be available from 3pm on Ipswich Player, with live updates available via the Club’s official Twitter and Facebook pages

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