Jim dreaming of a place in the top six

JIM Magilton is daring to dream of pushing Ipswich Town into the top six.The Blues boss believes the Blues can end their horrendous away record with a win at QPR on Saturday and then continue their perfect home form against Colchester United and Wolves next week.

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton is daring to dream of pushing Ipswich Town into the top six.

The Blues boss believes the Blues can end their horrendous away record with a win at QPR on Saturday and then continue their perfect home form against Colchester United and Wolves next week.

If they do that then Town, with a game in hand of many of their rivals, can edge into the play-offs places.

Magilton said: “I dream about us being in the top six, I wouldn't be happy if my players were dreaming about it, but I allow myself to.

“I believe we can push into the top six and more importantly the players believe we can get there.”

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But Magilton knows it won't just happen and even though QPR are still bottom of the Championship he knows they will have been lifted by recent events.

The London club ended their winless start to the season with victory over Norwich, they are on the brink of new ownership and with it massive new investment and the club's morale seems to have been lifted by caretaker manager Mick Harford.

Magilton said: “We will be going to a very feisty QPR whose confidence will be really high.

“They might be bottom but the win over Norwich will really fire them up and they will have belief.

“QPR will look at our away record and feel they have a very good chance.”

Skipper Jason De Vos should be fit to play despite a knee injury that forced him to miss a couple of days training this week.

He is expected to take part in a light session today and it will be a surprise if he does not play.

Alex Bruce, who was with the Republic of Ireland playing Cyprus at Croke Park last night, is on stand by with Fabian Wilnis likely to keep his place at the back.

Although Richard Naylor came through the 3-0 reserve win over Norwich without any ill-effects it is probably too soon for him to return fully.

It looks likely that Matt Richards will today extend his loan spell at Brighton by at least another month.

The Blues defender has played six games for the Seagulls, including a clean sheet at Port Vale on Saturday, and after an indifferent debut for them has impressed enough to stay.

Town decided not to offer Polish defender Marcin Adamaski a deal after playing on Monday night with Magilton not convinced he was better than anything Town have at the moment.

There is a chance Colchester will invite the centre half to Layer Road for a close look them selves.

The Blues are looking closely at Slovakian Under-21 international Jozek Adamik but want to see him in a game and have also invited back former Fulham striker Steve Marlet to play in a trial match.

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