Delighted Robins relishes heavy schedule ahead of Ipswich battle

Huddersfield visit Ipswich
Huddersfield visit Ipswich
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Mark Robins is ready for a clash of two of the Championship’s in-form teams today when he takes his Huddersfield Town side to Portman Road.

For while the Terriers have won their last three games on the bounce to rocket up the table and catch a glimpse of the play-offs, Ipswich Town are also delivering results.

They have won their last two games and are ninth, just above the Terriers on goal difference – five points off the play-offs.

“We are looking strong at the moment and are looking forward to what will be a really good game at Ipswich,” said Robins, whose side’s hat-trick of wins came on the road at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers, plus a home win over Burnley. “We have got very similar records and it makes for an interesting one.

“Our last three performances have been to a high level and they have had to be. It shows you what level of performance you have to produce to get a result in the Championship.

“The lads have been great and their application has been brilliant.

“I am happy with the way the team is playing, but we are going to have to maintain the levels we are setting because we have some tough opposition coming up.

“There is a heavy schedule coming up, but one that we are relishing. You can see that the lads are enjoying themselves, which has contributed to the results that we have had.”

Robins is a big fan of Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy, and expects a tough test of Town’s play-off credentials.

“He is a really good guy with an unbelievable amount of experience in the game,” said Robins.