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Ipswich Town: Captain Sam Morsy speaks on final day of season as promotion to Premier League beckons





Ipswich Town captain Sam Morsy has given his thoughts ahead of the crucial final day of the Championship season as promotion to the Premier League beckons.

The Blues just need a point in their fixture against Huddersfield Town at Portman Road to return to the top-flight after 22 years away.

Following an impressive campaign where he’s racked up 41 appearances in the league, the 32-year-old skipper said it’s now time for one last effort at the weekend.

Town captain Sam Morsy has given his thoughts ahead of the crucial final day of the Championship season. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Town captain Sam Morsy has given his thoughts ahead of the crucial final day of the Championship season. Picture: Barry Goodwin

“It’s been a really good season and up until this point we’ve done really well and competed really well,” he said.

“It’s another big game tomorrow and it’s going to be tough. We’re going to have to fight, earn it and do what we’ve done for the last few seasons now.

“Everyone’s worked hard, the fans have taken to us, so now it’s one last effort.”

Morsy added he was proud of the players but particularly his teammates who haven’t received as much game time such as Dominic Ball and Cameron Humphreys

After numerous highlights in his career, the hard-working midfielder described what getting Town promoted would be like.

“It would be incredible really. One of the biggest things for me was making my debut in the football league as it’s very competitive to be a footballer,” he said.

“You look back on your career and younger days as your best days believe it or not, but representing Egypt at the World Cup was incredible.

“I’ve had promotions as well but to get a club to the Premier League would be amazing.”

Last season in League One, Kieran McKenna’s men sealed promotion to the Championship after beating Exeter City 6-0 at Portman Road.

Morsy said it is good to have that previous experience going into this weekend and that they are going to have to work hard to overcome the all-but-relegated Huddersfield who sit 23rd in the table.

“It’s a similar experience, a similar welcome. It’s important to stay calm and professional and there’s going to be some familiarity about it,” he said.

“Huddersfield are a good team, with good players and a really well respected manager.

“No team is going to say here are three points, it doesn’t work like that. We have to fully respect their threats and we know we have a hard game in our hands.

“We’re under no illusions of the task in front of us. They’re a tough side to play and it’ll be about us and if we can bring our best level.”

The final set of Championship fixtures all kick-off at 12.30pm tomorrow.