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17 January 2014

Luke eyeing up a return to winning ways inside the Lions' Den

Luke Hyam is looking for a swift return to winning ways, as Blues prepare to take on Millwall at the Den tomorrow.

The midfielder was part of the Town squad that was beaten by Preston in an FA Cup replay in midweek but believes the quick turnaround in fixtures gives the team the perfect opportunity to bounce back.

“It’s good that the Millwall game is just after the Preston defeat and it gives us a chance to put things right.

“Obviously our last two results haven’t gone our way and we’re all disappointed that our unbeaten record has gone now.

“We’re disappointed with the goals we’ve conceded rather than our performances but we know we can improve.

“It’s a big game for us Saturday and we will be looking to get back to winning ways at Millwall.”

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Team news

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that injured quartet Cole Skuse, Aaron Cresswell, Luke Chambers and Daryl Murphy will be okay to feature for the Blues at the Den. There are more concerns over Carlos Edwards (knee) and Tyrone Mings (foot) though and the pair will be assessed ahead of the trip.

New Lions boss, Ian Holloway, takes charge of his first home game at the weekend and could include former Town wideman Lee Martin in his starting line-up. Liam Feeney and Scott Malone both look set to miss out through injury, although another former Blue, Liam Trotter, could be included.

Where they finished last season

Town- 14th

Where they currently stand

Millwall- 21st
Town- 9th

Last time we met

Town got up and running for the current season with a comfortable 3-0 win over Millwall at Portman Road in August, in what was our first home game of the term. All the goals came in the second-half, with Blues making the breakthrough just after the hour mark thanks to a Shane Lowry own goal. Tommy Smith extend Town’s lead with a bullet header (see video below) before the game was wrapped up late on with another own goal, this time from Mark Beevers, to seal the win for Town, although Paul Anderson will try to claim the goal.

Match Officials

Referee: Eddie Ilderton
Assistants: Ian Cooper and Robert Whitton
Fourth Official: Michael Bull

Live commentary of the game will be available onIpswich Playerfrom 3pm, with live updates coming via the Club’sofficial TwitterandFacebook pages

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