Mick McCarthy: 'We can take advantage of relaxed Burnley side'

McCarthy: 'Burnley may have relaxed'
© Getty Images
Mick McCarthy believes that Ipswich Town may be facing a relaxed Burnley side on Saturday afternoon.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has suggested that his side may be able to take advantage of a relaxed mood in the Burnley squad on Saturday.

The Tractor Boys are still in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Championship, and McCarthy believes that Burnley might head into the match slightly below their best after securing promotion earlier this week.

"Going up there is a tough ask," the Ipswich boss told members of the media. "But they will have been enjoying themselves this week - and rightly so.

"If there's ever a chance to take advantage maybe it's this weekend because when you get promoted you relax. I know it can happen because I've been there and done it.

"You've been as tight as a piano wire working at it and suddenly you relax. You've achieved what you want to achieve and it's hard then just to get back to that level."

Ipswich are currently four points behind Brighton & Hove Albion, who occupy sixth spot in the table.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy looks on during his team's Championship match against Millwall on January 18, 2014
Read Next:
Preview: Burnley vs. Ipswich
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1392224131129
2Cardiff CityCardiff138321810827
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd139041811727
4Leeds UnitedLeeds137242112923
5Aston Villa136431913622
6Norwich CityNorwich136431314-122
7Bristol City135622014621
8Preston North EndPreston135621711621
9Derby CountyDerby125431713419
10Fulham134631714318
11Ipswich TownIpswich126062018218
12Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest136071721-418
13Middlesbrough134541512317
14Hull City134452420416
15Millwall134451614216
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds134451616016
17Queens Park RangersQPR133641617-115
18Brentford132741718-113
19Barnsley123361518-312
20Reading123361114-312
21Birmingham CityBirmingham13328821-1311
22Burton Albion13247625-1910
23Sunderland131661625-99
24Bolton WanderersBolton13139724-176