Lee-Barrett: Confident Town Chasing Three Points at Pompey
Tuesday, 14th Feb 2012 07:00
Arran Lee-Barrett echoed the thoughts of his Ipswich team-mates when he looked ahead to tonight’s trip to Portsmouth and said: “We’re going down there for the three points.”
The Town keeper’s positivity demonstrates the level of confidence in the Portman Road ranks after successive wins over the Championship’s top and bottom clubs, West Ham and Coventry, respectively.
Lee-Barrett added: “Our attitude is that we are going to Fratton Park looking for another win and I think that’s a good way to be.
“I hope the game goes ahead as planned. It would be very disappointing to get all the way down there and not play.
“We have prepared well. Despite the weather, the groundstaff at the training ground have done really well to keep us a pitch.
“There hasn’t been too much disruption to our preparations. We’ve been indoors one or two days but we’ve also had a good pitch to work on.”
Pompey, fresh from a battling performance that earned them a 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing Blackpool on Saturday, are set to go back into administration for the second time in two years.
Lee-Barrett has some sympathy for their plight, adding: “Every time a club is going through a bad patch it’s hard for the whole club. We have every respect for Portsmouth and we know it is going to be a tough game.
“But we’re not short of confidence after a decent run and we’re all working hard together to continue pushing away from the bottom end of the table.”
Photo: Action Images
Get a free £25 matched bet by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £5 and William Hill will match that bet up to £25. You must enter the promotional code "F25" when signing up as a new customer.
Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.
You need to login in order to post your comments
Blogs 206 bloggers
Confessions of a Statto - Why We Bother by ITFC_Forever
Hello, my name is ITFC_Forever, I am a bit (a lot) of a statto and have never written a blog before.
14 Years in the Second Tier But Be Careful What You Wish For by ORomeoZondervan
It is true, Ipswich have spent 14 consecutive years in the second tier of English football. Some would be quite proud of this achievement but others view this as abject failure, point to others' successes and believe a change at top is the answer.
However, I think some perspective is required.
Time for Mexit? by SpiritOfJohn
The dust has started to settle on our most disappointing season of Championship football.
Living in a Non-ITFC Society by alholmes
“Hi, do you like football?”
“Yes, I love football.”
“Who do you support?”
“Do you support a higher team?”
The Greatest Story Ever Told - Have Leicester Done an Ipswich? by Superfrans
Congratulations to Leicester City, the incredible achievement of Ranieri, Vardy, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Schmeichel and co should have every fan, of every football club, doffing their caps in tribute this week – and for a long time to come.
Ipswich Town Polls
[ Vote here ]