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WE'LL LOCK HORNS

28 August 2012

Greg Abbott on the Ipswich game

United manager Greg Abbott spoke to us about tonight's game in the Capital One Cup against Ipswich Town.

He said: "We're going into this one in a good frame of mind but we have to expect a reaction from them to the result they had on Saturday.

"They'll be really upset with their performance and I expect a fierce response. 

"We have to go into it with the same levels of determination we showed against Portsmouth and hopefully we will put them under a little bit of pressure."

And on meeting up with old friend Paul Jewell, he added: "I know him really well and he is a top lad. 

"He's a good manager with a proven record and win, lose or draw we'll be shouting at each other in the technical area then telling a few stories in my office afterwards.

"We go back a really long way and I can't wait to see him. He was fantastic to have around the dressing room when we were at Bradford and he's got a huge appetite for the game. 

"He did say, even back then, that we would both end up as managers and he made it before me, so he got it right I suppose. 

"We'll enjoy seeing each other and having a catch up but both clubs will want to progress, so we'll lock horns and see how it goes."

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