Boss relishing his biggest derby and looking to end Town's run
Paul Hurst says Sunday’s derby was one of the first dates he looked for when the fixtures were revealed and is relishing the occasion.
Blues take on Norwich at Portman Road looking to end a run of 10 games without a win against the Canaries and pick up the first three points of the season.
Close on 25,000 tickets for the game have been sold with the Town boss writing in his column in the matchday programme: “When the fixtures came out, it was one of the first games I looked for and I’m sure it was the same for the supporters.
“I can tell you Grimsby v Lincoln was a bit tasty but in terms of ‘proper’ derbies this will be by far the biggest I have been involved with and I’m looking forward to it.
“The support of our fans has gone up every game at Portman Road this season and I’m sure it will be increased again against Norwich.
“We have not had the best of results so far but that support has stayed behind myself and the players and we appreciate that.
“I’m fully aware of what this fixture means to supporters here. I was made aware of that from day one. In many ways, derbies are games for the supporters and I know it’s been a while since Town fans had the bragging rights. All I can say is that we will be doing everything possible to put a smile on the faces of our supporters.”
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