Town look to clip Eagles wings

BLUES Boss Jim Magilton has no fresh injury concerns ahead of tomorrow night's trip to Crystal Palace as they look to shake off the disappointment of losing their home record.

Derek Davis

BLUES Boss Jim Magilton has no fresh injury concerns ahead of tomorrow night's trip to Crystal Palace as they look to shake off the disappointment of losing their home record.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference at Portman Road this morning Magilton said: “The players are very disappointed but what they have to do is shake that off and use the feeling on Tuesday night.

“When you lose a game you tend to be too analytical but having watched the game again we weren't as bad as I first thought.

“It is my job to find solutions to the problems and I'm glad we have this game coming quickly.”

Town were out-muscled by Watford in their 2-1 home loss and know palace will pose similar problems but Magilton has vowed to stick to their principled way of playing while find a way to beat the Eagles.

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He said: “We have a style of playing and all the players we have brought in are all comfortable with how we play.

“There is a temptation to chance and we will go through every permutation in how to beat Palace but we will stick with our way of thinking.

“The current crop of players area debatable and if we need to change things around during the game then we can.

“When you are away you have to show an attitude and determination to win as we did at Sheffield Wednesday.”

Macedonian international Velice Sumulikoski is likely to get his first start for town while Alan Lee may have done enough to earn a starting recall.

Magilton said: “Shumi came on and started to dominate the ball for us so it could be a case of him starting so he can do that for us.

“Alan Lee came on and did very well and was unlucky with the chance that came back off the bar.

“He looks fresher, more athletic than he has after struggling with an Achilles niggle.”

The game at Selhurst Park kicks off at 8pm.