Burley: We'll be ready for Moscow battle
PUBLISHED: 12:33 24 September 2001 | UPDATED: 10:34 03 March 2010
TOWN boss George Burley says that Thursday night's UEFA Cup first round second leg in Russia against torpedo Moscow is: "An uphill task, but one we are looking forward to.
TOWN boss George Burley says that Thursday night's UEFA Cup first round second leg in Russia against torpedo Moscow is: "An uphill task, but one we are looking forward to."
The Blues could only draw the first leg 1-1 at Portman Road last Thursday night.
"It would have been nice to have had a lead and with a little luck we would. But a place in the second round is still very much there for the taking and we are out to get it," said Burley.
He was expecting to name a 20-man squad later today and there were no new injury worries following Saturday's 4-0 defeat at Manchester United.
Sixto Peralta, the new loan midfield man from Inter Milan, will not be in the party. He has been out of training with a thigh injury.
The youngest member of the contingent will be 17-year-old striker Darren Bent. He has hit four reserve team goals in just two games and scored for the first team in pre-season.
The Town party will depart early from Portman Road tomorrow morning very early and will fly from Stansted Airport at 9am. The fight time will be three hours and 20 minutes.
The first training session on Russian soil will be on Wednesday morning.