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25 September 2015

As Town return to priority of that race for the Premier League

Mick McCarthy has warned his players to be aware of the attacking threat Bristol City carry as Town return to Championship action this weekend. 

Blues’ boss was delighted with the display in the Capital One Cup defeat at Manchester United on Wednesday but after making 11 changes for that game, he is set to shuffle his pack again for the visit of the Robins. 

“We have got a good squad of players and I’ll use them,” said Mick. 

“We all know our priority lies in the league and while I can’t guarantee a win against Bristol, what I can guarantee is that we should be able to turn in a fresher performance.

“They have had a clear week and it will be a tough game for us. They can be a real threat going forward.

“We will have to watch that. What it can do is leave holes behind and we will have to look to exploit that.”

Town have three ex-Bristol City players who could feature against the Robins, Brett Pitman, Dean Gerken and Cole Skuse. 

Cole grew up a Robins fan and played for the club from nine until 27. This will be his first time he has faced City since he left Ashton Gate to join Blues in the summer of 2013.

“Cole is an outstanding player and an outstanding person,” added Mick. 

“He has been brilliant for us. We have lots of characters like him in the dressing-room, it’s a good dressing-room and he has added to that. 

“He has been very consistent for us and if he was playing in the Premier League, he wouldn’t look out of place.” 

Subscribers to Ipswich Player can watch the full interview with Mick now.

Season ticket holders can purchase up to four extra tickets for Saturday’s game at just £10 each up to kick-off online, or until 1.30pm on Planet Blue. The offer is not available on the gate. 

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