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Paul Anderson scores Ipswich Town's equaliser in the first-leg of the play-off semi-final in 2015.

Former Ipswich Town winger Paul Anderson says the Blues’ painful play-off defeat to Norwich will act as an extra motivation to those players that suffered heartache in 2015.

Norwich City goalkeeper Bryan Gunn is distraught after Robert Ullathorne's back pass bobbled over his foot and into the net against Ipswich in April 1996

The East Anglian derby has a long and rich history of good and bad moments for Ipswich Town fans – but what’s your favourite memory?

Alex Neil and Mick McCarthy go head-to-head again on Sunday in the latest East Anglian derby. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City and Ipswich Town renew rivalries at Carrow Road this coming weekend with bragging rights and Championship points at stake.

Kevin Bru and Steven Naismith in action during the Ipswich Town v Norwich City match at Portman Road in August.   Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town go in search of their first East Anglian derby victory since April 2009, and their first at Carrow Road for 11 years, on Sunday.

Tommy Miller played in three derby games

Former Ipswich Town midfielder Tommy Miller has called for calm heads as the Blues attempt to win their first East Anglian derby for almost eight years, on Sunday.

Norwich City's Gary Megson slumps to his knees after scoring a last-gasp own goal against Ipswich in December 1993.

Continuing our look back at great derby day wins for Ipswich, today we transport you back to December 1993 – and a last minute own goal which had Blues fans celebrating..

Ipswich Town legends Frans Thijssen and Arnold Muhren (right)

Dutch legends Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen will support Ipswich Town from afar on Sunday, when the Blues head to Norwich for the East Anglian derby.

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Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy tipped Leeds United to reach the Championship play-offs after watching his Blues side hold the Whites in the Championship, 1-1, at the weekend.

Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy challenges for the ball in last summer's match against Norwich City.  Picture: Steve Waller

It is one of the most hotly anticipated games of the season for football fans in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Ben Morris (right)

Danny Rowe, Ben Morris and Shane McLoughlin were the goalscorers as Ipswich Town’s under-23s defeated their Crystal Palace counterparts, 3-0, at Dulwich Hamlet, on Monday afternoon.

Grant Ward crosses the ball against Norwich, earlier in the season

Improving Ipswich Town were more than a match for play-off chasing Leeds United at the weekend and, but for the crossbar and goalkeeper Rob Green, could have easily have taken all three points.

Luke Chambers

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has hailed his captain fantastic, Luke Chambers, as the rejuvenated Blues prepare for Norwich with a spring in their step.

Ipswich Town fans make their way to Carrow Road football stadium in Norwich. Picture: ASHLEY PICKERING

Any sign of trouble between Ipswich and Norwich fans during the East Anglian derby this weekend will be quickly tackled, police have warned.

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Texaco Cup final, Ipswich vs Norwich in May 1973

In the first of our Derby Day nostalgia series in the run up to Ipswich Town taking on Norwich City on Sunday, we look back to the Texaco Cup Final in 1973.

Town's Emyr Huws beats Ronaldo Vieira (25) and Pablo Hernandez to the ball in this battle during the Ipswich Town v Leeds United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 February 2017.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Chris Brammer looks back in depth at Ipswich Town’s impressive 1-1 draw at home to Leeds United on Saturday, and reserves particular praise for Town quintet, Freddie Sears, Jordan Spence, Emyr Huws, David McGoldrick and Luke Chambers.

Ipswich Town legends Kevin Beattie, (left), Frans Thijssen (second right) and Arnold Muhren (right), receive framed prints of the Ipswich Town top ten players of all time feature, as chosen by editor Terry Hunt

Ipswich Town legends Arnold Muhren and Frans Thijssen were welcome guests to Portman Road on Saturday, and watched the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Leeds United.

Leeds goal aside, Karl Fuller was impressed with Jordan Spence

Another good performance and two more unbeaten games in the past week against two sides in the top five of our league – things really could be on the turn, but the real acid test this month is still yet to come.

Emyr Huws has been outstanding for Town

Leeds must be counting themselves very lucky to have left Portman Road with a point on Saturday. They certainly didn’t deserve it.

Sir Bobby Robson congratulating his players on beating Leeds in the FA Cup in 1975

The clashes between Ipswich Town and Leeds in the 1975 FA Cup quarter-final saw the teams go head-to-head four times, which seems incredible in these days of penalty shoot-outs.

Freddie Sears celebrates after scoring the opening goal to take Ipswich 1-0 up yesterday

It’s the East Anglian derby on Sunday, and Blues fans should be relishing their trip to Norwich.

Leeds manager Garry Monk ahead of the Ipswich Town v Leeds United (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 February 2017.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Leeds United manager Garry Monk was happy with a point from Portman Road, after his play-off chasing side were held to a 1-1 draw by improving Ipswich Town, on Saturday afternoon.

@deanolatino set us this picture from the trip to Aston Villa last week

We’ve launched a Fan Cam video feature alongside the #myitfcpic hashtag on Twitter and Instagram this week, as we continue to bring you all the build-up and reaction both home and away for the Blues this season.

Freddie Sears celebrates after scoring the opening goal to take Ipswich 1-0 up in the Ipswich Town v Leeds United (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 February 2017.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Freddie Sears was delighted to be back in the Ipswich team and on the scoresheet against Leeds United, but had no qualms about having been out of the side in recent weeks.

Luke Chambers is crowded out during against Leeds.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy thought his Blues side deserved to pick up all three points against Leeds United at Portman Road, following Saturday afternoon’s 1-1 draw in the Championship.

Thumbs up from Freddie Sears to skipper Luke Chambers after Sears had scored the opener to give Ipswich a 1-0 lead in the Ipswich Town v Leeds United (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 February 2017.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town picked up a deserved point from a 1-1 draw with play-off chasing Leeds United, at Portman Road, this afternoon.

Luke Chambers is fit to play

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has made three changes from Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Brighton, Luke Chambers having shaken off a rib injury to play.

Luke Chambers

Mick McCarthy is sure Luke Chambers would play through the pain barrier for Ipswich, but is wary of the skipper causing himself more harm.

Chris Wood (right) during his time at Ipswich Town

While Leeds will have their main talisman at their disposal this afternoon, Ipswich Town will have to do without theirs.

Tom Lawrence has a shot blocked by Oliver Norwood during the Ipswich Town v Brighton & HA (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 27 September 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

With Ipswich on a good run of form, Leeds United visit Portman Road looking to derail their hopes of continuing some upwards momentum.

Myles Kenlock clears the ball forward at Brighton

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could take his young full-backs out of the firing line for today’s Championship clash with Leeds United, at Portman Road, following a busy seven days for the duo.

Tom Lawrence talks to the referee at Brighton

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy will speak to Tom Lawrence, after the 23-year-old’s indiscipline brought him a two-match ban.

Luke Chambers is injured whilst scoring early at Brighton

A good week for Ipswich Town saw them pick up four points from two games when some people thought they might get none at all.

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