Daniel Farke warns Ipswich Town the pressure is all on them
PUBLISHED: 06:05 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:25 15 February 2018
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Daniel Farke insists the pressure is all on Ipswich Town ahead of Sunday’s Championship derby at Carrow Road.
City won 1-0 away earlier this season, to extend their dominance of the neighbourly squabble stretching back to 2009, but Farke is warning Mick McCarthy’s men will be desperate to turn the tables.
“Perhaps you could say the pressure is on Ipswich now to show a reaction,” he said.
“We have a home game, we are in a really good shape and we know we can play in a self-confident way but in a derby there is no favourite. It is a special day for both clubs.
“We can feel it every day now. The players are getting more excited and there are a few nerves.
“It is always an exciting week.
“We know the games against Ipswich are the most important of the year. Thankfully we had a brilliant away win and felt how nice it was to celebrate with our fans and make them happy.
“We know what it means to the supporters and we want to give them the same feeling.
“It also helps if the players feel how important it is for everyone who works at the club and the fans. It gives them extra motivation.”
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Long-serving Blues’ stalwart, Cole Skuse, admits Town fans have a right to feel frustrated after no derby win since since 2009.
“I was saying that to a fan I bumped into in Tesco the other day, and he was saying that we needed to beat Norwich because it’s been nine years,” he said.
“I said to him ‘I completely understand and if I was in your position I would be very frustrated’ so we will be doing out utmost to get the right result on Sunday.
“I used to go along and watch every Bristol City v Rovers game, and played in some too, although we didn’t play all that many of them because we were always in a higher league than them.
“They are brilliant, they are games you always want to play in. You know if you getting booed by their fans you are doing something right and getting on top of them.”