Luke Chambers hoping he can ‘give it the big one’ after an Ipswich Town victory at Carrow Road
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The stakes are high, the atmosphere will be red-hot and Ipswich Town’ skipper Luke Chambers cannot wait.
Tomorrow’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road sees fifth-placed Norwich take on third-place Town – just a point separating the fierce regional rivals with 13 games to go in a closer-than-ever Championship campaign.
Mick McCarthy’s players will need to call upon all their underdog qualities of spirit, hard-work and togetherness in an attempt to frustrate opponents who have won five in a row and quieten a partisan crowd.
“I know what to expect,” said Chambers. “Their fans hate us and vice versa. You just have to get on with it.
“I’d say the pressure is on them. We’re little old Ipswich who’ve spent a hundred grand on Freddie Sears and 10 grand on Tyrone Mings. We’ve never been the favourites to go up, but everyone was expecting them to be up there.
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“They’ve won five in a row, but we’ve not laid down for anyone this season and we’re certainly not about to do that now.
“I’ve said to the lads ‘enjoy this moment because you don’t get many of them in your career’.
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“We’ll do what we always do – work hard and get stuck in. If we win I’ll be giving it the large one towards the away end because I know how much it will mean to the fans. This is derby day though and anything can happen.”