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6 February 2021

"It's a tough game but it's one we're really looking forward to"

Matt Gill says that the Blackpool side that Town are set to face this afternoon will be a different proposition to the one they beat earlier in the season.

Blues came away from Bloomfield Road with an impressive 4-1 victory when the sides met in October, a stunning Luke Chambers half-volley setting the tone before Gwion Edwards netted either side of Teddy Bishop's solo goal.

The Seasiders travel to Portman Road having won their last two outings, scoring seven and conceding none in the process.

Like Town, Blackpool dipped into the loan market in January to sign Ellis Simms and Elliot Embleton from Everton and Sunderland respectively, free agent Kevin Stewart also penning a deal at the club last month.

"They come here off back-to-back wins," Gilly told iFollow Ipswich. "They play slightly differently now to how they set up against us at their place. They've changed their style a tad.

"They've also made two or three additions themselves. It's a tricky prospect. They've strenghtened quite well with the signings they've made. It's a tough game but it's one we're really looking forward to."

Meanwhile, Town's first-team coach is looking forward to seeing more of Josh Harrop after the Preston loanee returned to training earlier this week, having tested positive for Covid-19 a day before last month's Peterborough fixture.

"I’m really pleased to have Josh back this week. Having signed and tested positive was not great luck. He’s trained two or three days this week so I’m obviously really excited to get him back involved."

Watch the full interview with Gilly on iFollow Ipswich.

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