Tommy ready to party during break

TOMMY Miller knows that he must expect to be in and out of the Ipswich Town team as the Blues look to gain a Coca-Cola Championship promotion place.

Elvin King

TOMMY Miller knows that he must expect to be in and out of the Ipswich Town team as the Blues look to gain a Coca-Cola Championship promotion place.

“There is plenty of variety, and the manager has a lot of midfield choices,” said the 29-year-old.

“I would love to look back next May and say that I played in all 46 league matches.


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”But that is not going to happen to any of us.

“We have a big squad and the manager has not yet decided on his best midfield four.

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“We have played nine games and there has been a different team each time.

“When you play you hope you can do enough to stay in the team.

“But it's been the manager's way so far to keep making changes, and you have to respect that.

“It is no good sulking; you have to keep yourself in trim and ready to take part in the next match.”

Miller sees a win today at Charlton (kick-off 3pm) setting up the Blues for a successful campaign.

“There's no doubt about it,” he said. “Tuesday's victory over Barnsley at home was a big result.

“There were some supporters who showed some unrest during our draw last Saturday against Crystal Palace, but my message to them is to stick with us.

“There is a long way to go and there is a strong belief within the squad that we can be successful.

“It has been mainly doom and gloom in the papers in recent weeks, but we are sticking together and we are determined to succeed. And the picture is nowhere near as bleak as painted by some.”

During the two-week international break that follows today's game, Miller has another big date in his calendar.

On Thursday it is the second birthday of his twins, Tom and Freya.

“I will not be popping 'home' north, but a number of my family will be coming down for the birthday bash,” added Miller.

“The party time will be great, but whether I enjoy the two-week break will depend on our result at the Valley.

“If we win there will be a nice warm glow for the fortnight, but if we lose there will be an edge to the break.

“This happened after we threw the match away at Watford just before the last international games - although we did spend the time wisely and have not lost a league match since.”

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