Boss looking to start the new year in style at Turf Moor
Blues chalked up a fifth straight away win at Brighton on Tuesday night to follow up the last gasp Boxing Day success over QPR, victories that have taken Town four points clear off the chasing pack outside the Play-Offs.
Victory over Burnley on Saturday would see Town leapfrog the Clarets into fifth place but the boss is fully aware how things can change around very quickly in the Championship.
“Look at Brighton, I think it’s six games or so without a win for them. In that time, we have won four games and picked up 12 points and closed the gap on them,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD.
“We’ve made up eight or so points on them and that’s how quickly things can change in this league.
“Yes, it’s nice having that four point gap on the others below but it doesn’t mean anything. It’s always where we are in May that will count.”
Mick’s team will create a Club record six successive away wins if victory is gained at Turf Moor but the boss knows the challenge ahead.
“We finished 2015 on a high with the wins against QPR and Brighton and it would be great to start the new year in the same way but that’s a big ask,” he added.
“Burnley have got some very good players and you’d expect them to be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.
“They beat us at Portman Road the year they went up. [Scott] Arfield got the only goal. There was nothing in that game. It was a proper match but they carried on from there and deservedly went up.
“We know it will be a big test for us but we are playing well and they will be aware we have won five on the bounce.”
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