Blues are ready for final push

Cardiff 0 Ipswich Town 1WHILE other teams in the Coca-Cola Championship are fighting for a place in the play-offs, Ipswich Town are battling to avoid them.

Cardiff 0 Ipswich Town 1

WHILE other teams in the Coca-Cola Championship are fighting for a place in the play-offs, Ipswich Town are battling to avoid them.

And Tommy Miller's penalty at Ninian Park last night may well have gone some way to ensure that the Blues do not need to make a return to Cardiff to win their place in the Premiership next season.

With both Wigan Athletic and Sunderland also gaining three points, it was imperative that Town kept in touch with a victory at the home of the Bluebirds in the Welsh capital.

Although nothing like as fluent or as incisive as they were in the 6-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest at Portman Road on Saturday, Ipswich still deserved their victory and the fact that they kept a second successive clean sheet underlines the success of manager Joe Royle's switch to a 3-5-2 formation.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story

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