BREWERS Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink spoke to the press as the Brewers look ahead to tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One clash away at Ipswich Town.
Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink spoke to the press as the Brewers look ahead to tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One clash away at Ipswich Town.
Hasselbaink gave an update on the squad, which includes the return of Jonny Smith and the arrival of former Everton forward Oumar Niasse.
“Louis Moult is back in training after having vertigo so we will have to see how he reacts.” Hasselbaink confirmed.
“Cameron Borthwick-Jackson did some non-contact training, but because it is his third concussion of the year, he will need an MRI scan on his brain before he can play in games.
“The specialist needs to check there is no damage, if that’s the case then he will be fine for Tuesday night.
“Jonny Smith is back in the squad for tomorrow, Deji (Oshilaja) will be back next week.”
Hasselbaink spoke on the arrival of Niasse, saying it is an ‘exciting’ signing for the club and he is a great player for the young strikers to learn from.
“He has got some great experience under his belt; it is very exciting for the club to have him here.
“He is only 31, he still looks fit in training. We need to get him match fit again, but it is only games and training hard that will get him used to that.
‘We have lots of young players in the team, and if you have players with a little more experience, it allows the young players to accelerate progression. He is a good lad and he has shown us that he still has hunger for the game.
“He wants to play; he wants to come and help us so let’s see how it goes.”
Jimmy made clear that his side must be prepared to work hard and get the fundamentals right when his side take to the pitch at Portman Road tomorrow.
“We are going to a very big club with a big history. They are a good team, and it is going to be a test for us but we won’t shy away from that.
“Tuesday’s game is now in the past, but we have to try and replicate that and more from now on. It will be a totally different match, but the fundamentals stay the same.”
“In football, if you don’t do the work you, can be punished. So we have to put it in and be prepared to start that process again on Saturday.”