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GW: "IPSWICH WILL BE A GOOD TEST"

6 August 2013

Boro boss Graham Westley has been looking ahead to tonight's Capital One Cup first round tie with Ipswich Town and says it will be a good test for his squad.

He told us: "They’re a Championship level side, we’ve had Watford and Leeds down here and we know the types of problems those sides bring. They’re obviously not at their level for no reason, so it’ll be a test but it’s a great opportunity for us as well. 

"We took a QPR XI on and we beat them so we showed that we’ve got some of what it takes to perform against sides at that level.

"These (Ipswich) will be stronger than that but the lads will get it right and learn (from Saturday). It’s our job to make sure we’re better Tuesday than we were Saturday and our job to make sure we’re better on Saturday next week than we were last week. That’s the job of work, to keep getting better and getting this team to win, which we will.

Defender Sam Wedgbury has also been talking to the official website about his experiences of playing in the cup.

"Cup competitions have been quite good to me in the past," he said, "and I had some decent runs at Macclesfield. I played 90 minutes as we beat Hull away in 2011 in the league cup, we drew 2-2 with Bolton in the FA Cup in 2012 and then went to The Reebok for the replay which we lost 2-0. I’ve had some good cup runs in the past so hopefully we can continue that here and I can bring a bit of luck to the club. 


"The margins can be so minimal in these type of ties. We played Leeds and Watford in pre-season and until we made changes on 60 minutes we more than matched them, so who knows what’s possible on the day."


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