Kevin Maher is looking forward to his side’s strongest test of pre-season against Ipswich Town tonight.
Blues make the trip to Portman Road (7pm kick-off) to face the League One outfit who drew 1-1 with Millwall on Saturday.
Kieran McKenna’s side close out their pre-season schedule against the Blues before their opening day encounter with Bolton Wanderers this weekend.
And Maher said he will manage the minutes this evening
"It will be a good game for us; the stadium, the set-up and what we’re going to come up against," said Maher.
"It’s going to be a real test but it’s all about minutes.
"We’ve shown against teams in the league above us that we’ve been more than competitive, and we’ll look to do the same again if we can, even though they are a level up from that again.
"We’ll manage the minutes tonight and then going into the weekend we’ll look for people to get longer, ready for the week after and the first game."
Blues will welcome back Dan Mooney after he sat out Saturday’s defeat to Gillingham.
"Dan only felt something in the warm-up so it was precautionary not to involve him against Gillingham.
"He trained on Monday so will be part of the group going to Ipswich."