Others are getting jittery, says Miller

GOAL-getting midfielder Tommy Miller is determined that it will be Ipswich doing the celebrating at Portman Road on Sunday and not Hull City.While the Blues need to win to be in with a chance of a play-off place, the Tigers arrive in Suffolk looking at automatic promotion.

Derek Davis

GOAL-getting midfielder Tommy Miller is determined that it will be Ipswich doing the celebrating at Portman Road on Sunday and not Hull City.

While the Blues need to win to be in with a chance of a play-off place, the Tigers arrive in Suffolk looking at automatic promotion.

Miller scored the opener at Preston in the 2-2 draw that leaves Town fighting with Watford, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Sheffield United, for a top-six finish.

Town were helped by Hull who beat Palace 2-1 but Miller is determined that will be their last win of the regular season.

He said: “It is very exciting for everyone. Hull are going for automatic to get into the Premiership but we don't want Hull celebrating at our place. We want to be the ones celebrating. We want to win our game and hopefully get into the play-offs.

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“Other clubs are getting jittery. Watford are having a major wobble so anyone could make it. If we don't win our game we will be devastated.”

Miller dismissed suggestions that Town would be better off staying in the Championship as they are not yet ready for the Premier League.

He said: “The new owner is very ambitious and we have an ambitious manager so they will spend right to make sure we stay there.”

Miller kept up his superb record of scoring against Preston with a sweetly-struck shot in the 11th minute to give Town the lead.

It was his eighth goal in nine games against the club he failed to score for in seven loan games last season. Five of those were for Ipswich, and three for Hartlepool

Miller said: “The ball came out and I caught it perfectly and it went through a lot of bodies to go into the bottom corner.

“I thought that would be the springboard because we started the game very well and played some very good football. But we let them back in the game when they scored a lucky goal.”

He feels Town are due a kiss from Lady Luck at Portman Road after near misses at Deepdale. “We had chances. Pablo hit the post and that was so close.

“We needed that second goal and they got it instead but if we had lost the game it would have been a travesty because we played some good stuff.

“Alan Lee put in one great cross and Wrighty has got into a great position but it has slipped off his foot. On another day he connects and it goes in.

“Those chances go in at home but away we don't seem to get the run of the green.