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Cresswell Looking Forward to Facing Old Friends
Friday, 8th Feb 2013 10:48

The telephone lines between Ipswich and Blackburn have been busy this week in the build-up to Saturday’s fixture at Ewood Park.

Town left-back Aaron Cresswell confirmed he and former team-mate Bradley Orr, a fellow Scouser who played 13 games on loan at Portman Road before returning last week to reclaim his Rovers first-team place, have been engaged in conversation over the last few days.

Cresswell said: “I’ve been chatting to Bradley and he’s been saying ‘Just calm down and don’t be doing any of that overlapping’.”

With Blackburn completing a loan deal for DJ Campbell – another player with recent Ipswich connections – there will be a second familiar face lining up against Cresswell & Co.

He added: “It will be great to come up against them both but hopefully we will upset them and get the three points. Once you cross that white line there is no such thing as friends or anything like that.

“You might know their strengths and weaknesses so you try to work for and against that. DJ and Bradley are two fantastic players but the only thing on our minds will be to get the three points.

“Bradley did really well in his time here and as for DJ, he’s not at QPR in the Premiership for no reason. They are in the top flight of English football and DJ’s record when he came down here on loan says it all I suppose.

“He scored 10 goals in, what was it, 17 games? He will want to get off to a good start at Blackburn but from our point of view I hope he doesn’t even get on the pitch – and if he does I definitely don’t want to see him score against us.”

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Sindre94 added 11:35 - Feb 8
Love the banter!
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PJewellisaGod added 12:00 - Feb 8
Personally think Blackburn have the strongest strikers in this division (even given their league position). Campbell, Rhodes, Best, King, Forrester, Junior, Nuno Gomes, Goodwillie, Kazim-Richards....the list goes on and on.
Our defence is going to be tested to the utmost.
To win this- think we need to score 2 or 3 goals.
After our last display- we are very capable of this.
What's the betting it will be Rhodes and Campbell up front??
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MVBlue added 12:01 - Feb 8
FFS Rhodes and DJ Cambell. Good luck Tommy Smith.
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blockb_steward added 12:18 - Feb 8
Two former strikers with points to prove...Town will need to be on their game on Saturday.
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bedsitfc added 12:20 - Feb 8
I shall be looking forward to smiths tweet about having Rhodes and DJ in his pocket
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village_blue added 12:35 - Feb 8
Really disappointed in DJ Campbell after all the talk when he was with us about not going oput on loan again and wanting a permanant deal somewhere, still thats what greed .does to you . Oh well onwards and upwards we must try to go.
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Lowestoft_Blue added 12:37 - Feb 8
I'm confident in tommy smith to handle Rhodes.
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Mark added 12:46 - Feb 8
"as for DJ, he’s not at QPR in the Premiership for no reason. "

He is not at QPR in the Premiership for a reason. :-)

Campbell failed to agree a permanent contract and has now gone on loan which is what he previously said he didn't want. If he isn't such a hit at Blackburn as he was at Ipswich, he could suddenly find himself in a much weaker negotiating position in the summer, especially as Hull won't be wanting him now.
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dirtyboy added 12:50 - Feb 8
I'm looking at this game as damage limitation. A result would quite simply be incredible when you look at it on paper.

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Millsey added 13:37 - Feb 8
How many of his goals were pens. Never did rate the money grabbing *rick.
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IvorFeeling added 13:57 - Feb 8
For all of their good players there are finding life not so easy n the championship. I'll take our squad, mick and terry over theirs plus sappleton!.have another great feeling we will get a result. Coyb
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PimsNumber1 added 14:28 - Feb 8
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kerryblue added 15:16 - Feb 8
With Henderson back im alot more confident of getting something from this game
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runningout added 20:08 - Feb 8
forget the cheap chat, give them a football lesson
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Ipswich24 added 09:06 - Feb 9
All our fans who believe the rubbish these players say like I love the club if something can be done for me to stay I would, it is all *rap it is all about money end of no sentiment at all
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