Ipswich Town’s play-off goalscorer Paul Anderson confident of breaking ‘deadlock’ at Norwich City

Paul Anderson of Ipswich Town celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal against Norwich City dur

Paul Anderson of Ipswich Town celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal against Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg at Portman Road, Ipswich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Town goal hero Paul Anderson is confident he and his team-mates will be able to break the play-off 'deadlock' at Carrow Road.

The 26-year-old pounced in the fourth minute of first half injury-time to equalise for the Blues at Portman Road in Saturday's first leg.

His goal made sure of another nervous week on both sides of the Norfolk-Suffolk border this week – but Anderson is relishing the challenge.

'We can only concentrate on ourselves,' the midfielder said. 'We'd have liked to have won the game but, we've got one game to get to Wembley and we're in a great position, and they'll probably look at it and think they're in a great position.

'It's at deadlock, 90 minutes, maybe 120 and penalties, and hopefully it'll be us that come out on top.'

Town's performance saw a passionate home support ensure their players left the pitch to a standing ovation.

That was despite the Tractor Boys only managing a draw, after wasting golden chances to take a lead into the second leg.

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'We're happy with how we've played and we'll go to their place, all the pressure's on them, they're favourites to go up, they should have got automatic, they've got money to burn and we're small Ipswich, apparently,' Anderson said.

'So all the pressure's on them and we'll be looking forward to it, and to do it on their patch, there'd be no better place.'

Anderson, who replaced the injured Luke Varney in the 30th minute, feels Town have already proved they are capable of performing well away from home as well.

'We drew against Bournemouth twice, we beat Watford twice, and they've gone up. We know we're a good team, regardless of the money we've spent, we know we're a good team,' the former Nottingham Forest winger continued.

'We might not play the fanciest football but we get the result and we get the job done and I think today we showed that we can play good football.

'So we'll be going to win, we won't be setting out to try and nick anything, we think we can comfortably beat them.'