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Southampton go to Portman Road in one of many greatest matches of the Championship season thus far on Easter Monday.

The hosts are at the moment second within the desk, with Southampton trailing the highest three – however with video games in hand.

Ipswich rode their luck towards Blackburn Rovers however in the end emerged triumphant on Good Friday – Conor Chaplin’s early strike proved decisive for Ipswich with Aynsley Pears’ error allowed the ball to squirm into the online.

Meanwhile, Southampton will rue their efficiency towards Middlesbrough on Friday – Russell Martin’s aspect solely managed a draw which have dented their hopes of difficult for a top-two place.

However, Southampton nonetheless head to Portman Road, harbouring ambitions of cracking the Championship’s prime two spots, even when their hopes are way more fanciful at this level.

After ending February with a humbling 4 defeats from 5 video games within the league, Russell Martin’s aspect have rediscovered their kind to take seven factors from a potential 9 throughout their Championship video games in March.

They are nonetheless ten factors behind second-placed Ipswich and in with an opportunity for the play-offs. However, the guests will hope for consequence tonight to relaunch their hopes of computerized qualification into the Premier League.

Speaking forward of their go to to Portman Road, Southampton supervisor Russell Martin stated; “I think the pressure can work one of two ways.

“You either go into the game and you have that feeling of heavy legs and butterflies in your stomach and it completely takes over and you can’t quite get to that level you need.

“Or you feel it all and you’re able to get there and play the game in a special and brilliant way. I always loved the games way more when they had something on it.

“It was just my personality as a player. I loved the big occasions. I’m pretty sure we have a lot of players who will feel the same.

“I look back at the Leeds game at home which we came through brilliantly. We have to do the same again on Monday.”

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