22-Oct-2017 10:48:46 | The Guardian
Daniel Farke speaks! “There are no favourites in a derby: it’s a special game, like a cup game. I have experienced Dortmund v Schalke, so I know what to expect from a derby. We wanted to start Nelson Oliveira but he is not fully fit so that’s why he’s on the bench.”
Mick McCarthy speaks! “We have to be as competitive as we can. They’re a good team but when we play with intensity we’ve had some great results here. I hope the formbook gets ripped up. It’s a huge boost having Joe Garner back; he’s a very, very good footballer and he’s impressed me no end.”
Ipswich (4-4-2) Bialkowski; Spencer, Chambers, Webster Knudsen; Waghorn, Skuse, Adeyemi, Nydam; McGoldrick, Garner.Substitutes: Gerken, Iorfa, Celina, Connolly, Ward, Sears, Downes.
Norwich (4-2-3-1) Gunn; Pinto, Zimmermann, Klose, Stiepermann; Reed, Trybull; Hoolahan, Maddison, Wildschut; Jerome. Substitutes: McGovern, Husband, Vrancic, Oliveira, Murphy, Franke, Hanley.
Hello there. Mick McCarthy is the longest serving manager in the championship, which makes it even more frustrating for Ipswich fans that he has never beaten Norwich. It’s eight and a half years since Ipswich’s last victory in the East Anglia derby, when they shoved Norwich towards relegation. It’s a damn long time between brags.
The teams may be 40 miles apart but they are neighbours in the league table at the moment. Norwich, in ninth, started poorly under Daniel Farke but are unbeaten since August. Ipswich (10th) are more up and down, with no draws in the last 20 games. You can become the Pride of Anglia both on derby results and league position. A win for either team today would tick both boxes.