"It's not a surprise that they're up there this season or that they have scored a lot of goals"
Kieran McKenna says Town will go to Oxford on Saturday with the utmost respect for the hosts, but still with the intention of controlling the game at Kassam Stadium.
No team in League One has scored more home goals than Karl Robinson's side this season, with the U's having won 12 of their 19 home fixtures to date this term.
The Blues, though, are unbeaten in the last nine games and have kept eight clean sheets in the process.
"Oxford are a good team with some really strong individual players," the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.
"It's not a surprise that they're up there this season or that they have scored a lot of goals. We certainly respect them and we will go there expecting to face a brave team that likes to attack.
"Their home record is good and we will be wary of their threats, but beyond that will be the same in that we will focus on ourselves and try to make it the type of game we want it to be.
"We will look to impose our style on the game, and if we do that and put in a strong performance, we have a good chance of getting the result we want."