Bruce reveals Town target this week

IPSWICH Town defender Alex Bruce today revealed that the Blues players have targeted breaking their away duck this week.“We said before Saturday's home draw with Barnsley that we would target Bristol City tomorrow and Charlton on Saturday to get our away form up and running,“ said Bruce.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town defender Alex Bruce today revealed that the Blues players have targeted breaking their away duck this week.

“We said before Saturday's home draw with Barnsley that we would target Bristol City tomorrow and Charlton on Saturday to get our away form up and running,“ said Bruce.

“This would give us a massive boost, and a big lift with the Christmas holiday matches coming up.


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“We are all disappointed at failing to extend our home winning run, but this has not been a priority. We have let other people worry about that.

“It would have been nice to have broken the current record, but the most important thing is to pick up as many points - home and away - as possible.

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“We're more determined than ever now to sort out our away form,” added Bruce, who is part of a Town back four that has become hard to break down with just one goal conceded in the last four games.

“A lot has been said about our poor record but if we win tomorrow it'll blow the whole issue away.”

Bruce had few complaints after Saturday's draw saying: “It was the best performance by a visiting team this season.

“Barnsley played really well, defended solidly and didn't allow us many chances.

“Things didn't quite go our way and we didn't have Lady Luck on our side, but that's the way it goes sometimes.”

Town skipper Jason De Vos said: “Barnsley were very hard to break down and miles better than they were last season.

“They didn't give us many chances and were dangerous on the counter-attack.

“It was physical game that Alan Lee would have enjoyed.”

And talking about tomorrow's match at Ashton Gate, De Vos said: “We know it will be tough, and we have got to have a mentality like Barnsley had on Saturday.

“We must play our passing game that the manager wants us to play, and we will then win more matches away than we lose. Defensively we are more resolute these days, and we are looking for a good result tomorrow.“

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