Date: 28th August 2015 at 6:00pm
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Manager Chris Hughton has given his thoughts and a team news update ahead of the game against Ipswich Town this weekend.

Audio – Hughton Talks Ipswich & Morsy

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, Hughton admitted that our only major doubt for the game is Inigo Calderon who missed training on Thursday after feeling a bit sore from the last game.

‘The only one who is doubtful is Inigo Calderon, who was just a little bit sore after the game and didn`t train on Thursday. We`ll see how he is, but he would be the only doubt for the weekend.’

As for the top of the table clash against Mick McCarthy’s boys more specifically, Hughton went on to add.

‘From our point of view, it`s very good to be where we are and we`ve had a good start. At this moment we are where we want to be and when you`re in a good position in the league, then you don`t want that to change. We wanted to be in a position where we could challenge that top six far more than what we were able to last season. But we know that there is an incredible number of good teams in this division. We want to stay up there, but that will be by making sure that we get good enough results to be able to do that. It`s certainly no surprise that Ipswich are right there. They are one of a group of teams that we very much expect to be up near the top of the table.’

Hughton goes on to say that Ipswich give you what you expect as they are an ‘honest’ side and very ‘committed’ so it’s going to be a heavy task for us.

‘I expect them to be as strong this season as they were last season. I expect that any game away at Ipswich would be a very difficult one. If you look at the reasons why they did well, it was because there was no let up from them and I expect that to be the case this season. They lost Tyrone Mings at left-back, but they were also allowed to invest in the squad and I expect them to be very strong.’

As for his friendship with Mick, he added.

‘I look forward to seeing Mick, because he`s a good friend and somebody that I`ve known for a long time. Even though we`re around the same age as such, I very much followed his managerial career and have admired everything that he`s done. I look forward to seeing him before the game and afterwards as well. But the fact that I know him well doesn`t give me any advantage; we just hope that the team on the day gets something from the game.’

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