Fraser confident Town’s quiet week will have them well-prepared for Blackburn visit

Ryan Fraser in action against Reading at the Madejski Stadium

Ryan Fraser in action against Reading at the Madejski Stadium

Ryan Fraser is confident a rare full week of training will allow Ipswich Town to put things right when they travel to Blackburn on Saturday.

Following a lightning start to the season which saw them top the Championship after four games, the Blues have now only taken five points from their last five league games and have dropped out of the top six of the still-embryonic table.

Partly due to their involvement in the Capital One Cup, Ipswich have played five midweek games so far this season as well as two Friday night televised games, meaning preparation time on the training pitch has been at a premium.

A clear week ahead of the visit to Ewood Park means more time for the squad to work together, which Fraser believes could be hugely beneficial.

“We’re going to have a big week of training now, we’ve had Saturdays-Tuesdays most weeks this season and haven’t been able to focus on the game ahead, but now we have that time,” he said.

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“With Saturday-Tuesday you don’t feel like you have time to focus on the next game, you have one day maybe to focus on the next game and it’s not great.

“We’re going to have plenty of time for some hard graft training now to get it into our heads how we’re going to play so we’ll be nice and fresh.”

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Despite their tough recent run the Blues are still well in the mix at the top of the Championship, with Bournemouth loanee Fraser remaining positive.

“Third to seventh are on the same amount of points and if we go to Blackburn and get three points we’re right up there going into the international break,” said Fraser.

“We’re working hard to put things right, we had a great start but things have been a bit harder recently but we’ll get there if we stick together.”

Following the visit to Blackburn, the Blues have a two-week break from action before facing Huddersfield at Portman Road on October 17.

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