Manager Brian Barry-Murphy on Saturday’s League One fixture against Ipswich Town at Portman Road…
“We’re going away to one of the biggest Clubs in the division and nobody will give us a chance. Everyone has spoken about our difficult start to the season, but we gave Portsmouth a lot of problems like we wanted to on Sunday and we’re very much hoping that we can do the same on Saturday,” said the Boss.
“If we’ve got guys missing, we know that we have younger players who are developing into something very special and this could be the first part of their journey.
“The league is stacked with those kind of Clubs this season, so we’re going to face these names on a regular basis, where, like last week, we’re given no chance, but we’re not going to have to succumb to that story line and we can definitely try and make our own narratives and prove people wrong.”
He continued: “And that’s more than just the result itself. If we see that commitment towards the way want to do things as a Club, that we saw last Sunday, I think we’ll be forgiving of anything that happens in terms of the result.
“We know moving forward that we’re going to add to the squad continually with young players who are going to develop and give the supporters something very, very exciting to watch. That’s obviously on iFollow at the moment, but hopefully it's sooner the better in terms of fans returning to our stadium.
“I was convinced that our supporters would be back in the stadium in October and I couldn’t see any way why they wouldn’t be, so that’s very, very disappointing, but feedback from friends and family and supporters seems to suggest that they are aware of what’s happening. So, whether they are capable of paying the money to watch the games or are hearing what’s gone on from friends, we always feel that the support is there.
“When supporters are not in the stadium you feel an extra will to try and give them something because they’re already missing out on actually watching the game, so you want to get a result for them, and we’ll be doing everything we can to try and do that.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow.