Date: 19th March 2015 at 6:35pm
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The international break may have come at just the right time for Town because injuries and a loss of form threaten to ruin a great season.

First though we must go to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon and face our old foes Watford.

Sadly our record against them over the years does not bode well and if we are to get back on track then we must get something from this game if we are to stay with the leading pack.

Still out are Luke Hyam, David McGoldrick, Darren Ambrose, Noel Hunt and goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Teddy Bishop has been added to that list as manager Mick McCarthy says that he has been having trouble with sore shines of late, as the pitches have hardened up.

There is also a big doubt about Jonathan Parr who was hurt when involved in a practice game and did not train today apparently.

With all these injuries mounting up I think our guru will be grateful once again for a break in proceedings but this won’t occur until after our match with the Hornets.

If we do go down let us hope it is not by a big margin because we won’t get the chance to bounce back for some time as the league campaign once again grinds to a halt.

On a brighter note, it was pleasing to see Jay Tabb get the winner at Portman Road on Tuesday night.

He runs his socks of for the cause week in and week out so if anyone deserved to get the winner it is probably him.

Cole Skuse was a bit more ‘up for it’ than normal too and he had two shots that on another night might have got him goals.

We have made it a bad habit over the years losing to Watford but I do remember a memorable win against them when Dean Bowditch scored a hat-trick but that was of course many years since.

At Vicarage Road they are a handful for anyone and like us they have an impressive home record having won 12 and drawn 3 of their 19 games at home to date.

To get anything from this game will be a big ask but I have an inkling that we just might!

We would of course all gladly take a draw and if Town could perform the way they did against Middlesbrough last week we may just get a little more?

When you see the 4-1 scoreline it suggests that we took a battering but this was anything but the case.

Our performance was impressive but we were let down by poor defending and finishing and if we can sharpen up in both areas of the field the who knows what the future holds?

Frank Weston – Vital Ipswich


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