Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough believes that Mick McCarthy will set-up a difficult to beat Ipswich side when they meet on Good Friday.

The Blues have won only once in ten games, losing just once in that same spell, but sit precariously above the relegation zone by nine points.

During those ten games the Blues have drawn eight times, suggesting to Clough that the Blues will be a difficult to beat side.

The Blues head to Burton for their first-ever away game at the Brewers, but the under-fire Brewers boss feels that Ipswich will not be threatened by relegation.

“Mick McCarthy is a great manager, they’re one of them teams that don’t spend much money but always finish well in the League. They’ve been in the play-offs previously and you know they won’t go down.”

Burton sit 20th in the League standings and in their most-recent outing earned a point against Aston Villa.

But the Brewers have had a slightly better run of form, collecting just two losses from their previous ten Sky Bet Championship matches.

“We will give everything to get a result on Friday, it’s been good of late not losing many games we have kept the points total ticking over. We felt we deserved more on Saturday but it was still a great point.”

A victory for the Tractor Boys could all but guarantee another season at the second-tier of English football, whilst a collection of maximum points for the home side could see them push further away from an end-of-season relegation scrap.


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