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Warburton looks ahead to Ipswich

30 November 2017

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Nottingham Forest boss Mark Warburton is expecting to face a resilient Ipswich Town on Saturday at Portman Road.

The Reds travel to East Anglia on the back of last weekend's defeat against Cardiff City and Warburton is anticipating an equally difficult challenge.

He said: "They are a team high in confidence. They had a great result at Derby, got the early goal and it reminded me very much of the Birmingham game we had recently. They got the goal and defended their goal fantastically well and showed a real resilience.

"We have no doubt about the quality they possess, and we know two players very well in Waghorn and Garner from our time at Rangers, but all over the park they have quality. They have a real team ethic and are well organised and it is a Mick McCarthy team so we know what we face."

With a busy Christmas schedule coming up, Warburton knows he must make use of his entire squad to keep the players fresh.

"The squad will be utilised and we have a number of options," he said. "When you have players such as Ben Brereton, Jamie Ward, Jason Cummings, Matty Cash, Apostolos Vellios and Mustapha Carayol all vying and pushing for pitch time, you have options. We will look to use the squad as best as we can, make the right decisions and get as many points as we can."

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