Solbakken keen to get first away points of the season at Portman Road

Ipswich v Wolverhampton: WOLVES boss St�le Solbakken is keen to see his side get their first away win of the season at Portman Road tonight.

The newly-relegated Midlands side have taken seven points out of a possible nine at home, but are yet to get off the mark away following defeats at Leeds and Cardiff.

With Town unbeaten at portman Road following draws against Blackburn and Huddersfield, Solbakken said: “Ipswich can be very good. They were better than Middlesbrough and Huddersfield for long periods.

“They had a very poor day against Blackpool but so far we have had two away games and got zero points so we should concentrate on our own performance.

“We have seven points out of nine at home, which is very good but we must now face the reality that we have pick up points away from Molineux.”

Following the departures of key duo Matt Jarvis and Steven Fletcher, Solbakken has brought in a host of relatively unknown players from various European leagues. He continued: “I think we’re going in the right direction.

“As I said before the Leicester game, they’re a very good Championship side and if we could beat them we could beat anyone. We beat them (2-1 on Sunday) so that was a good feeling for the players.

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“I see progress on the pitch and in the games but we’re not the finished article – far from it.”

He added: “Ipswich shouldn’t be as physical in terms of the duels with their front six – midfield four and front two – but they have runners, especially the two up front in their last game.

“The two players Michael Chopra and Paul Taylor caused Middlesbrough problems with their willingness to run. I think that will be their game plan.”