We won’t get stage fright in front of Sky cameras – Daryl Murphy
DARYL Murphy believes Ipswich Town will “relish” having the glare of the nation on them as the Blues look to get their first home win of the season in front of the Sky cameras on Saturday.
Two decent points on the road at Barnsley and Brighton have restored some confidence to Paul Jewell’s squad.
But that will largely count for nothing among supporters if Town once again fail at home when Cardiff City visit Portman Road for late 5.20pm kick-off.
It is the second successive match Ipswich will face the Championship league leaders and they will again go into the match knowing they could end the night at the foot of the table.
But Murphy, who scored in the excellent 1-1 draw at Brighton on Tuesday night, said: “Saturday is very important as we are going into an international break after.
“We won’t have a game for two weeks but if we win against Cardiff, it will be a great boost to the confidence.
“The lads will relish having the Sky cameras come down. We want to show how good we are on our day and hopefully we will produce a good performance and get the right result.”
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Jewell’s men last won at home in the league on March 31 – a dismal run of seven games without success – and that must be quickly rectified if the 2012/13 campaign is not going to become a season of struggle.
“We can’t complain where we are as we know we haven’t won enough games nor done well enough in some games to get anything,” said Murphy, who believes he has under-performed since arriving for his third loan spell at Portman Road.
“But in most games, we have played good football, created a lot of chances but not taken them.
“I think if we are a bit more ruthless, it could be a different story.
“The position we are in is not pretty but we have the confidence that we can turn it around.”