Magilton will not be taking cup lightly

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton will not be taking his Carling Cup game at League Two Peterborough lightly.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town boss Jim Magilton today confirmed he will not be taking tomorrow's Carling Cup game at League Two Peterbor-ough lightly.

“The game gives us an ideal opportunity to boost our confidence and build on Saturday's first point of the Championship season,” said Magilton.

“I will make changes, but we will be going there to win. A passage into the next round will set us up nicely for Friday's league game at QPR.”

During Joe Royle's reign at Portman Road the manager did not lose any sleep at going out of cup competitions.

Magilton confirmed that he will have a different approach and he added: “We will take the game as seriously as a Championship match.

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“Peterborough will look upon it as a chance to make a name for themselves. They will roll their sleeves up and we will have to do the same.”

Lewis Price starts in goal again, but Mark Noble and Simon Walton cannot play as part of their loan agreements from West Ham and Charlton respectively.

“Players who do not start tomorrow will be brought back on Friday,” said Magilton.

“We are club that is going forward and the Peterborough match will give a chance to some players to show what they can do.

“We will be fully focussed and going all out to win.”

Tomorrow's encounter will be Town's 150th in the League Cup and against an unbeaten side that are second in the League Two table.

Gavin Williams had two stitches inserted in a foot injury on Saturday night and may not be risked tomorrow.

Looking back on the 0-0 draw against Hull that lifted his team off the bottom and brought the manager his first point, Magilton added: “It was a great effort. We approached the match in the right manner and on balance deserved to win.

“We were nervy to start with, but the fans did their best to lift us.

“It was character-building. We created chances and on another day might have won handsomely, but it was a relief to get the first point.”

Magilton said he switched his keepers due to Lewis Price showing good form in training and Hull's danger in the air.

“Lewis has been looking sharp and I felt he might have a little more presence against Hull's aerial threat,” he said.

Hull boss Phil Parkinson was denied an interview for the Ipswich job by Colchester in the summer.

He could have been standing in the home dug-out as Royle's replacement.

He said: “I have never been beaten in four successive league matches as a manager and I did not want that to

happen. Nor did my players.

“I think we deserved a point because we created two clear-cut chances, but it was hardly surprising that this match was tight and edgy in view of the start both clubs have made.”

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