Mick McCarthy and Ipswich Town are today’s opponents at St. James’ Park and it will be a tough game for us, but Newcastle will be going all out for our fifth win in a row in the Championship.
Ipswich have conceded only 9 goals in 13 games this season and are tied with Brighton for the best defensive record in the division, so it could be hard to break them down.
Mick McCarthy – Ipswich manager
But we managed to beat Brighton 2-0 when they visited St. James’ Park in late August, so maybe we can get a win against the Tractor Boys today.
This is what manager Rafa Benitez has said about Ipswich Town and manager Mick McCarthy:
“If you see the stats, it’s a team that is not scoring too many goals, though they have scored some goals in their last games.”
“But they are not conceding too many goals, so it will be tough, it will be difficult. Physically, they are strong, and they work hard.”
“I think it will be tough, because they are a Championship team who know what they have to do, how to stop the other teams and they know how to play on the counter-attack.”
“Mick McCarthy has experience – he is a good manager, and he has a team that know what to do in the Championship.”
One of these days we are not going to win and it will be a shock result – let’s hope today is not one of those days.