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10 March 2014

Town boss happy to travel the distance if it means his side get back to winning ways against the Glovers

Mick McCarthy is happy to clock up the miles, if it means Town get back to winning ways against Yeovil at Huish Park.

The Blues will rack up almost 1,000 miles this week, following consecutive trips to Middlesbrough and Yeovil.

After slipping to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Boro at the Riverside, the Town boss is glad another mammoth trip is only round the corner as Blues look to bounce back from the weekend defeat.

“I’m happy we haven’t got to wait too long to play again, although we’ve just got to travel 250 miles to get there!” the gaffer told the Club’s official YouTube channel.

“That’s the beauty of the Championship though, games come round thick and fast and it gives us a great opportunity to get the last one [defeat to Middlesbrough] out of our system.

“So it’s another long journey for us but most of them are. It’s certainly a game we’re looking forward to nonetheless.”

You can watch the full interview with Mick ahead of the big clash on Ipswich Player now.

Team news

Anthony Wordsworth (back) and Frank Nouble (hamstring) face late fitness tests ahead of the trip to Huish Park, although Carlos Edwards is expected to be included in the travelling party. Frazer Richardson is available or selection again after being ineligible to face parent-club Middlesbrough at the weekend. Academy scholar Teddy Bishop could again travel with the first-team.

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson will be without the services of the suspended Joe Ralls, although Kieffer Moore is available following his red card at Reading. Sam Foley left Huish Park to join Shrewsbury on loan last week, while Liam Davis will also be missing for the Glovers through a foot injury.

Where they finished last season

Yeovil- 4th (League One)
Town- 14th
Where they currently stand

Yeovil- 22nd
Town- 9th

Last time we met

Town came from behind to beat Yeovil 2-1 at Portman Road, when the sides last faced off back in September. After a superb strike from Joel Grant had handed the Glovers the lead, goals from Daryl Murphy ad Aaron Cresswell were enough for Mick McCarthy’s side to overturn the deficit and earn all three points.


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Match Officials

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Derek Eaton & Dean Treleaven
Fourth Official: Adrian Tranter

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