Brunt ready for Town test
Chris Brunt has warned West Brom to be on their guard when they tackle Ipswich in the Carling Cup.
Last Updated: 01/12/10 10:41am
Chris Brunt has warned West Brom to be on their guard when they tackle Ipswich in their Carling Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.
The Baggies travel to Portman Road as favourites to join West Ham and Arsenal in the last four of the competition given their status as a Premier League outfit.
But the two teams were locking horns in the Championship only last term and midfielder Brunt knows Tractor Boys boss Roy Keane will have his players well prepared for the contest.
And with West Ham having stunned holders Manchester United at Upton Park on Tuesday night, Northern Ireland international Brunt is wary of being on the wrong end of another upset.
"It is going to be a tough game. Ipswich will be up for it as it is a chance for a Championship club to get closer to Wembley," he said.
All guns blazing
"They are going to be all guns blazing against us. It is up to us to go there and put on a professional performance to try and get a result.
"We know what Ipswich are about. We played them twice in the Championship last season and it is not going to be an easy game.
"Roy Keane has got a wealth of experience as a manager and player and will have Ipswich fired up.
"But I had experience of playing at Wembley in an FA Cup semi-final three years ago and it would be great if we could get there again.
"If we beat Ipswich we are two games from a major final. That would be a great achievement for the football club."