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Hurst: We need a special performance to honour The Beat

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst says he still has full belief in his ability to turn the club's fortunes around after their poor start to the SkyBet EFL Championship.

The Blues start bottom of the table and without a win ahead of tonight's (September 18) visit of high flying Brentford.

Hust says his team needs a special performance against special opposition, on what will be a special night at Portman Road, as they club pays tribute to England and club legend Kevin Beattie.

Regarded by fans as the best player in the club's history, Beattie died of a suspected heart attack at the weekend. He was 64.

A minute's applause will be held prior to kick-off, before Ipswich try to end their winless run under Hurst.

WATCH: Life of a legend - Donovan Blake's report on the player described as the best defender England ever produced.

He admits he's found it tough since arriving from League One Shrewsbury, but still backs himself to make a success of things in the Championship.

"It's not easy. I've been used to being at the right end of tables and winning games of football more often than not. No one likes losing. It hurts your pride.

"I think when fans get upset, no one will have more of a bad feeling than myself and Chris (Doig), and the players to a degree. So we're the ones who can change that, and that's what we'll be trying to do.

– Paul Hurst