Tommy tips Town for play-offs

TOMMY Miller has tipped the current Ipswich Town side to reach the play-offs just as he did with Joe Royle's Blues three years ago.Miller was part of the side that reached consecutive play-offs before it was broken up with the likes of Darren Bent and Kelvin Davis were sold while he, Shefki Kuqi and Pablo Counago, all left for pastures new.

By Derek Davis

By Derek Davis

TOMMY Miller has tipped the current Ipswich Town side to reach the play-offs just as he did with Joe Royle's Blues three years ago.

Miller was part of the side that reached consecutive play-offs before it was broken up with the likes of Darren Bent and Kelvin Davis were sold while he, Shefki Kuqi and Pablo Counago, all left for pastures new.

Although Miller refuses to draw comparisons between the two different teams he is confident the team he has joined for the third time can be genuine promotion contenders.

“This is a younger group pf players and we have started the season very well and if we can continue that then you never know. We can't compare with that side just yet because it is so early but we have surprised a few people, especially at home.

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“If we can continue our home form and start picking up a few points away from home then there is no reason why we can't be at least in among the play-off places.”

The Blues are looking for their 11th home win in a row as they creep nearer the record of 15 on the bounce set in 1981.

The record for consecutive league wins in 14 set back in the 1956/57 season.

Miller said: “The confidence is very high playing at home. Our record shows that and we definitely look forward to match days at Portman Road so we want to keep the run going.

“I'm not sure what the secret is. We got off to a good start and we have followed on from that. The lads have bonded well, so long may that continue.

“We are playing some good stuff. Ipswich is well known for the style we play and the manager's believes on playing football suits me. We attack a lot at home and get a lot of goals.

“Obviously we have had some disappointing results away although we have come so close a few times.”

Miller returned to the side on Tuesday after missing the previous couple of games with ankle ligament damage picked up in the draw at QPR.

He said: “The ankle has been feeling fine and hopefully no problems to play against Bristol City.”

derek.davis@archant.co.uk

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