Carrow Road an ideal place to launch move up table - Town star

IPSWICH TOWN: Tommy Smith has pinpointed Carrow Road as launching pad to lift the Blues back up the Championship table.

The New Zealand international defender worked his socks off to try and gain at least a point in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Hull City.

That didn’t work out because of Robert Koren’s late deflected goal, but Smith has a message for Ipswich fans desperate for their team to get back to winning ways against the high-flying Canaries.

“We feel we can give Norwich a good game and pick up a win,” said Smith.

“That would resurrect our season.

“We know that our supporters will want to win Sunday’s game even more than we do.

“And we want to give them something to cheer about.

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“They were great on Saturday, and our away support has always been good and I take my hat off to them.

“They have always got behind us and this gives us a lift.

“In the Championship a couple of wins and you can be right up there again. We hope to start that at Norwich.”

Looking back on the game at the KC Stadium, Smith reflected: “As a team we defended quite well. We were there to put up a strong defence and we coped quite well.

“It looked as though we had done the hard work before their goal, which seemed to take a deflection.

“We had had a couple of chances and had a couple of penalty shouts turned down as well.

“It was one of those days when the officials weren’t going to give us much.

“After the previous two results, we needed to get back to basics; like at the beginning of the season when we were hard to beat.

And for the majority of the game we were hard to beat, it’s just unfortunate that that goal went in.”

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