Date: 13th March 2015 at 8:13pm
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With ten games and thirty points to play for this season is far from over.

Every game is like a cup final now and it all starts tomorrow at Middlesbrough! If the blues could do the double over one of the joint leaders, then they are back in the frame.

One thing is certain, there will be many more ups and downs before the last whistle blows on the current championship season.

Tomorrow the blues welcome back both Kevin Bru and Stephen Hunt after injury and even David McGoldrick is now on the mend and could find a place on the bench.

After a great performance if not a great result against Brentford it is very unlikely that manager Mick McCarthy will be tempted to change things too much.

It seems likely that Mick the Man will stick with Daryl Murphy and Freddie Sears up front but once again we can expect to find Luke Varney and Chris Wood bench warming.

The defence will not change unless late injuries prevail and that means that Dean Gerken will continue in goal.

As usual, if there are any changes to be made it will probably be in midfield. Jonathan Parr is likely to continue there along with Jay Tabb and Cole Skuse.

Town will have to start on the front foot if they want to take all three points tomorrow because Boro, having lost three of their last four games, are behaving a bit delicately themselves these days and their 2-1 loss to Forest at the City Ground won’t have boosted confidence that’s for sure!

The best most of us would probably hope for is a draw but the blues have excelled against the top teams this term so with a good start who knows?

A draw would of course not be a complete disaster against such stiff opposition but a win would kick start our season again at just the right moment.

Whoever goes on a sustained run over the last ten fixtures is almost guaranteed an automatic promotion place given the inconsistency in this division.

I remain ever the optimist, at least until the next defeat and if we can survive one tomorrow afternoon on Sky television, it might be the springboard we need to press on!

Frank Weston – Vital Ipswich


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