Ipswich Town Manager Mick McCarthy has set his sights on breaking a club record set during the Late Sir Bobby Robson’s era at Portman Road, reports The East Anglian Daily Times.
The Tractor Boys’ narrow 1-0 victory at fellow promotion chasers Brighton & Hove Albion last night was their fifth straight away victory, something which has not been achieved since 1976 and Manager Mick McCarthy is now looking to break that record with victory at Turf Moor against another promotion rival in the form of Burnley on Saturday.
Last night’s excellent victory on the South Coast highlighted just how important momentum can be in the race for promotion with last night’s opponents having stuttered since their 3-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough on 19 December which broke their own unbeaten start to the season.
Striker Daryl Murphy scored the only goal of the game last night and the win moved Ipswich Town back into the Play Off places.
Mick McCarthy’s side face some intriguing fixtures in January with tricky trips to promotion chasers Burnley and Birmingham City while home matches against Leeds United and Reading promise to provide a real tough test of The Tractor Boys’ Play Off credentials.
McCarthy is looking to take his Ipswich Town side one step further than last season having reached the Championship Play Offs. The club fell to defeat against eventual winners Norwich City at the Semi Final stage.