Kieran McKenna is on his way to his pre-match press conference.
The Town manager will preview tomorrow’s match against Blackburn Rovers.
Injury reports on Leif Davis, Kayden Jackson, Janoi Donacien, and Christian Walton are expected.
That’s all there is to Playford Road! To summarize:
– Davis and Jackson are back at the gym today.
– Donacien arrived yesterday.
– All three will be evaluated by tomorrow.
– Walton returned to group training today, around two weeks before his return.
Finally, a word about travel (during the international break and during the season): M3 restrictions have been devastating to
supporters. Ipswich is far from everywhere, so getting around is difficult. It’s not the only club in the league that does this, but it is what it is.
After Southampton, players were given the day off on Wednesday. Yesterday and today, I prepared. The fact that everyone trained today reflects the effort put in.
On Jon Dahl Tomasson: He’s never met him before, but he’s impressed with how they’ve done and performed.
Today was a training day for everyone. Donacien has been training for two days, and Jackson and Davis returned today. Decisions must be taken ahead of time.
Walton is still a few weeks away. Today was my first day training with the group. It signifies something, although perhaps not as much today as it did in the past. One to keep an eye on in the future. There is no time to pause and reflect.
On Blackburn: They’re a fantastic team, and I’m not just saying that to be polite. They do a lot of things that KM enjoys, such as having the greatest xG in the league, the most counterattacking shots, and so on. Team that is fast and aggressive.
Town will require a big effort and a large number of fans. It will be a significant challenge.
On Hladky: I have a lot of faith in him. When Walton was injured, his performances showed that Town had a “very good goalkeeper.” Town has two of such, he adds.
As opposed to Walton, he brings his own qualities to the post.
Depth will be extremely essential this season. Seven ‘high level’ games in 21 days. It’s a unified squad with different personnel needed at different times. That rotation strengthens the fact that there is unity. On remaining grounded while in strong form: Players must send the proper messages. It’s a long season with a lot of games, so the mind sharpens rapidly after Tuesday. There is no time to unwind.
This is how Town operated last season and how it will work this season.
Nathan Broadhead has left the building. McKenna will be there in a moment… Good day from Playford Road! Today, I’ll walk you through Kieran McKenna’s pre-Blackburn Rovers press conference. Stuart Watson, on the other hand, is taking a well-deserved day off.
We’ll have Nathan Broadhead up first, followed by McKenna around 2 p.m., so we’ll have live updates from the latter when he comes.