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6 December 2013

Mark wants to see a repeat performance at Ipswich

Mark Robins knows that his players will have to maintain their recent high performance levels if they are to gain a positive result at Portman Road.

Ipswich has won its last two matches and is currently ninth, just above Town on goal difference. 

“Ipswich will present us with a different challenge and we want to go there with plenty of confidence and try and play our game,” said Mark.

“They pose a huge threat because they have got a manager who has instilled a work ethic into them. They have been bright of late and we will have to be on our mettle.”

On the Tractor Boys’ Manager Mick McCarthy, Mark said: “He is a really good guy with an unbelievable amount of experience in the game. He has had a lot of success during his career and when he was at Wolves they were outstanding. When he left they have struggled to maintain a foothold in the league, which shows you what a job and impact he had on the Club. 

“His sides are always a difficult to play against because they work so hard. They are good from set-plays and you know exactly what you are going to get from them.”

The Terriers have bounced back since the last international break with three wins in three games and Mark praised the desire and work rate of his players.

“We are looking strong at the moment and are looking forward to what will be a really good game at Ipswich. We have got very similar records and it makes for an interesting one. 

“Our last three performances have been to a high level and they have had to be. It shows you what level of performance you have to produce to get a result in the Championship. The lads have been great and their application has been brilliant.

“I am happy with the way the team is playing, but we are going to have to maintain the levels we are setting because we have some tough opposition coming up. There is a heavy schedule coming up, but one that we are relishing. You can see that the lads are enjoying themselves, which has contributed to the results that we have had.”

Town has a few injury concerns ahead of the trip to Ipswich, but will welcome back Adam Clayton from suspension.

“Martin Paterson is doing ok, but I haven’t decided upon what the squad will be for Saturday,” said Mark. “We have another session today and there are one or two that I need to run the rule over. James Vaughan isn’t a concern; he has picked up a few bumps and bruises but is available.

“Keith Southern won’t be travelling, though; he was ill overnight and will be staying at home.”

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