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MATCH PREVIEW: TOWN V ROTHERHAM

26 September 2014

Jonathan Parr looking to keep the winning run rolling as the Millers visit Portman Road tomorrow

Jonathan Parr is looking to use Town’s tight team spirit to help push the side forward on the pitch.

The defender admits Blues are heading into tomorrow’s clash with Rotherham in confident mood, following a series of three straight victories, and wants the feel-good factor at Portman Road to continue.

“We’re not underestimating Rotherham, but at the same time we are going into the game full of confidence after three straight wins,” Jonny told the Club website.

“The team spirit is amazing here, I’ve said that since day one. Everyone is pushing in the same direction and that’s really important.

“I got promoted with Palace and the team spirit was really good there too. I think it’s vital to have and it’s something that is very strong here at Ipswich.

“Hopefully we can use it to our advantage and continue to kick on as a team on the pitch.”

Live commentary of the game is available on Ipswich Player, with live text coverage and exclusive team news coming via the Ipswich Wall and our official social media channels.

Team news

Town boss Mick McCarthy could make changes to the side that beat Wigan on Monday night, with Paul Anderson and Jay Tabb both pushing for a return. Tabb missed the trip to Wigan through illness but is expected to be fit for the visit of Steve Evans’ side. Wingers Stephen Hunt and Cameron Stewart have both trained fully this week and are also potential options for the gaffer.

Rotherham will be without the services of Town duo Anthony Wordsworth and Paul Taylor due to the terms of their loans, although former Blues’ Frazer Richardson, Paul Green and Scott Loach are all expected to feature at Portman Road.

Match tickets


The game has been classed as a Grade C match. Tickets are still available via www.itfcdirect.com and fans can use the ‘print at home’ option to purchase tickets right up until kick-off. Tickets are priced from:

£21        Adults
£16        Senior/Students
£15        U20
£5.50     Juniors

Where they currently stand

Town- 7th
Rotherham- 19th

Worn both badges


Scott Loach. The ‘keeper left Portman Road for the New York Stadium in the summer, after mutually agreeing to cancel his contract with Town. A popular figure around the Club and with the Blue Army, Scott joined Town from Watford in 2012 but failed to nail down a regular place in the side. Lost his place to Dean Gerken last term and moved to Rotherham, where he has managed to dislodge Adam Collin and become the Millers’ number one.

Match betting

Town are going for a fourth win on the trot and are odds-on to achieve just that at 10/11 with Sky Bet. They were efficient on the road at Wigan and have conceded just one goal in their current winning streak. The Millers are 3/1 to take the three points with a draw on offer at 12/5.


FanZone

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Match Officials

Referee: Keith Hill
Assistants:
Dave Bushell and Antony Coggins
Fourth Official:
Mark Russell

Live commentary of the game is available on Ipswich Player, with live text coverage and exclusive team news coming via the Ipswich Wall and our official social media channels.


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