Ipswich Town expecting a tough battle against an in-form Peterborough United who are full of attacking threats

Ipswich Town striker Will Keane admits his side will have to show improved form to get the better of Peterborough United at Portman Road today (February 1).

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 8:24 am
Will Keane (right) in action for Ipswich.

Ipswich followed a dominant 1-0 win over Lincoln last weekend - one that took them back to the top of the table - with a passive performance when losing at Rotherham by the same scoreline on Tuesday.

That defeat dropped Town to third place and they will be overtaken by Posh today if Darren Ferguson’s men secure a fourth straight League One win. Posh will be backed by almost 2,000 fans having sold their entire allocation of tickets.

“We know we definitely have to improve against Peterborough,” Keane told the Ipswich Star. “We need to reflect on the Rotherham game, put a few things right and go into the game full of focus.

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“We’ve still got a lot of confidence off the back of the result and performance last weekend at home, so we’re looking to build on that and push for the three points.

“Peterborough have got a lot of threats. They’re an attacking team and play a similar system to ourselves so it will probably come down to who does it better really.

“They’ve got a lot of pace going forward and will be dangerous on the counter-attack. We need to be aware of that, but really focus on what we’re all about. If we can perform we know we can cause them problems.

“They are only a couple of points behind us now having been on a good run of form themselves so I am sure their confidence will be high. We need to take that into consideration but make sure we try and control the game and get that win.”

Ipswich have yet to win against a side currently in the top nine of League One. They’ve won five and lost two of their 12 home matches so far.

Keane added: “The performances at home have been really good. The fans have been brilliant in getting behind us. They’ve seen that we’re playing some good stuff, but at the end of the day we need to make sure that when we’re on top we’re putting teams to bed and getting those points on the board.

“Home form is going to be massive. Confidence is high at Portman Road and we’ve got to keep that up.”