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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Ipswich Town Preview

City make the trip to Portman Road this weekend...

6 March 2020

The Sky Blues take on Ipswich Town this weekend in the fourth encounter between the two sides this season.

In the previous meetings, City have come out on top once at Portman Road, with the other two fixtures ending in 1-1 draws at St Andrew’s.

Mark Robins will take his side to the home of the Tractor Boys this weekend and despite the current form table in League One, the Gaffer is expecting a tough task for his side.

He said: “Ipswich are a good team with a lot of experience and Paul Lambert is a good manager who’s had success in the past no doubt.

“He’ll be wanting their players to have a right go from now to the end of the season and that’s what they do in fairness, that’s what he’s done he’s got them fighting and scrapping and that’s one of their characteristics.

“On top of that they’ve got a lot of experience in the side and like I’ve said they’re a good team and anyone who underestimates them in the run in will come a cropper there’s no doubt.

“It’s a tough league and I think there’s really not much between any of the teams and you saw that when we played against Sunderland and it was the one goal scored in the 2nd minute that was the deciding goal in the end and thankfully we scored it and kept them at bay.

“They had a goal disallowed off the back of an offside decision that was correct but it’s small margins and it won’t be any different from now until the end of the season, we don’t focus on anybody else we just focus on ourselves.”

City head into the game against the Tractor Boys with the longest unbeaten run in England’s top four tiers, having gone 13 games without defeat in League One.

Last weekend’s win against Sunderland extended that run and also sent the Sky Blues to the summit of the division, two points clear of second placed Rotherham and Robins is looking for his side to continue what they have been doing.

“All games are different and the way that we’re approaching every game or the way we’ve approached every game will continue to be the case.

“I don’t look into anything other than our performance, you can control what you can control and the opponents going to do what they’re going to do, what can we do to try and minimize that but also maximise our attacking threat.

“Those are the things we look at and try and exploit if we can. We know that all the teams are decent at the level and very game that we’ve got left is a tough game and it is what it is.

“What I’d say is stay focused and stay in the moment and do what we do, they’re good, they’re a good set of lads, they’re a good team and we’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing and keep doing what we’re good at.”


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