Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna has revealed his side ‘need to stand up’ to Wycombe’s strengths ahead of their match this evening [December 29].

The Chairboys visit Portman Road in what is McKenna’s first match in charge of the Tractor Boys following the sacking of Paul Cook.

And with both sides not playing on Boxing Day due to Covid-19 postponements, and with 26,000 fans attending the match in Suffolk, Wanderers will need to be on their a-game to keep up their recent good form.

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Wycombe are unbeaten in five whilst Town are winless in six.

McKenna, who left his role as an assistant at Manchester United to take the job at Ipswich told ITFC: “We know what they [Wycombe] are about.

“They are a strong team and have done well over a long period of time.

"Being consistent with the manager, their style of play and the players, so we expect a big challenge.

“Their strengths are well renowned in terms of how strong they are on set plays, how strong they are in terms of putting bodies in the box and being aggressive.

“We need to stand up to that and there are no doubts about that.

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“They are very good at making it their type of game and we need to stand up and match that and impose our way on the game.”

McKenna also revealed that his planning for the visit of Wycombe was disrupted following their match against Gillingham on Boxing Day being called off.

Wycombe’s fixture against Cambridge United on the same day was also postponed, as well as the Chairboys’ fixture against Bolton on December 18.

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This means Wanderers haven’t played since the 2-2 draw against Wimbledon on December 11.

He continued: “It has been a bit of a broken schedule in terms of we were preparing for Gillingham, that’s off, and then your mind moves to Wycombe.”

The match will kick-off at 7.45pm.