Portsmouth midfielder David Norris relishing Ipswich return

David Norris
Portsmouth's Norris made 103 league starts for Ipswich during his spell at the club

Portsmouth midfielder David Norris says he is desperate to defeat former side Ipswich when they meet on Tuesday.

Norris, 30, spent three-and-a-half years at Ipswich before joining Pompey in June and it will be the first time he has played against his former side.

"Because it is my old team then it would mean that much more," Norris told BBC Radio Solent.

"Obviously I always look out for my former clubs but when it comes to playing them you want to beat them."

He added: "The team has changed quite a bit but there are still two or three lads I still keep in touch with regularly and it is always good banter.

"So I'm looking forward to it. When the fixtures came out I looked for it initially. It will be interesting going back and a bit weird but hopefully I'll be able to approach it as I would any other game once we get going."

Portsmouth defeated Barnsley 2-0 on Saturday to move them away from the bottom three while Ipswich drew 2-2 with Cardiff.

Ipswich sit 10th in the Championship table despite their slow start and Norris says they are an example of what can happen when a side strings a few results together.

"If you get two or three wins in a row then you fly up that league and Ipswich have proved that," he explained.

"Ipswich is a tough place to go and they are flying at the moment so we will have to be on top of our game.

"I just hope we will go there with a bit of confidence and make a good go of it."

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