Murphy ready for PSV test

Goalkeeper Brian Murphy is looking forward to Ipswich taking their pre-season preparations up a few notches when they face PSV Eindhoven on Saturday.

Roy Keane's side have rattled 15 goals past the minnows of Newmarket and Histon in the past week and Murphy is keenly aware that the Dutch giants will present a completely different challenge.

"It will be a different kettle of fish for us to the two games we have played so far but we're all looking forward to it," he told Town's official website.

"It will be a big test for us but if we go out and play like we have been during training then we'll be okay."

While acknowledging that boosting fitness levels and ironing out tactical kinks are the priority in warm-up matches, Murphy wants to come away from the Philips Stadion with a result.

"It's still early in pre-season and for me it's about getting my bearings, getting my positions right from set-pieces and those sorts of things," he said. "The sharpness and fitness is obviously important as well but I also want to win every game we play in and it will be no different on Saturday."

Source: PA

Source: PA