Feeling the pressure, Ipswich Town fans? Suffolk Mind has issued advice to die-hard Blues supporters on how to stay calm ahead of the promotion run-in.

Mental health charity Suffolk Mind has issued advice for Ipswich Town fans feeling the pressure as the Tractor Boys push for back to back promotions to the Premier League.

Town face Huddersfield Town on Saturday knowing they could secure a space in top flight next season, having only been promoted from League One last campaign.

Jon Neal, Suffolk Mind's chief executive, said: "Every football fan knows how much the beautiful game can influence our emotions.

East Anglian Daily Times: Jon Neal, Suffolk Mind CEOJon Neal, Suffolk Mind CEO (Image: Suffolk Mind)

"The matchdays nerves so many of us feel are linked to an increase in cortisol in the body, more commonly known as the 'fight or flight' hormone.

"You can combat those feelings by ensuring your emotional and physical needs are being well met, helping your body produce more of the 'feel good' hormones.

"We all recognise how amazing promotion to the Premier League will be, not just for the town, but the entire county.

"Last year, we heard a lot from people about how great an effect promotion to the Championship had on them, and we would expect to see the same again should McKenna's men fire Town to the promised land.

East Anglian Daily Times: Ipswich Town need four points from two games to secure promotion to the Premier LeagueIpswich Town need four points from two games to secure promotion to the Premier League (Image: PA)

"But it's important to remember the things in life that we can and can't control, and equip ourselves with the tools to help us calm down when we feel stressed.

"Exercise is a great way to combat cortisol, so if you're feeling the pressure ahead of Saturday's final match, walking to the stadium can be a great way to start.

"If you feel the stress really starting to build, don't forget the power of seven-eleven breathing.

"This involves breathing in for the count of seven and out for the count of 11, the opposite of a panic attack."