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Ipswich to battle buoyant Burnley to keep play-off place dream alive

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy insists his team must be ready to take advantage of buoyant Burnley - if they've relaxed after winning promotion to the Premier League.

The Blues have to win to take their chase for the Championship play-offs to the final weekend. Anything less and their hopes will end if Reading win on Saturday.

Burnley sealed their return to the top flight on Bank Holiday Monday by beating Wigan on Bank Holiday Monday, to go up with champions Leicester City.

"I guess I'm hoping that Burnley will have enjoyed themselves this week. They've took their eye off the ball slightly because you do if you get promoted", said McCarthy, speaking ahead of their trip to Turf Moor.

"It's hard to get back to that intensity that you had for 44 games. Some people may say 'That's bonkers. Why is it?' Because it is, let me just tell you. Because you've been as tight as a piano wire working at it, and then suddenly you relax.

"You've achieved what you've set out to achieve, its hard then to get back to that level. And I'm living in hope that it's the case for Burnley because if they're right bang at it, they're the second best team in the league, and we'll have a real tough afternoon."