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Boss anticipates another tight encounter

14 January 2017

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Owen Coyle is under no illusions of the task that lies ahead for Rovers this afternoon against Ipswich Town.

For the Rovers boss only needs to look back at the previous encounter between the two sides back in October to know how tough it will be.

There was little between the teams at Ewood Park as the match ended in a goalless draw and Coyle expects another tight encounter this Saturday.

"There is no doubt that it is going to be a very tough game," said the manager.

"Mick's teams are always the same, they really work their socks off, they've got good quality within the team.

"Any game in the Championship is a tough game but for us it is making sure that we get to our maximum and if we do that then we are capable of going there and achieving that positive result.

"We had the game earlier in the season and it was a very tight game. There wasn't an abundance of chances for each team, so there's no doubt that it will be a very hard-fought and tight game.

"But we have to make sure that we are focussed and give nothing away at the back, knowing that we've got a goal threat, whether that is from a set-piece or from open play. We've got to make sure when those chances come along that we look to take them."

Fans who haven't yet purchased tickets for this afternoon's match against Ipswich Town can pay on the day at Portman Road.

Supporters should be aware there is a price increase on the day at Portman Road, matchday prices are £35.00 Adults, £25.50 for Seniors and Students, £24.50 for Under 20s and £12.50 for Under 16s. Cash turnstiles 10 and 11 will be open from 1.30pm.

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