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Find out what was said on our latest Ipswich Town Facebook Live video

PUBLISHED: 12:51 28 July 2017

Ipswich Town Open Day. Fun activities for all the family as well as first-team signing session. Pictured is Tommy Smith. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich Town Open Day. Fun activities for all the family as well as first-team signing session. Pictured is Tommy Smith. Picture: GREGG BROWN

With Ipswich Town’s Championship season just over a week away from kicking-off, excitement is building at Portman Road – the buzz at Thursday’s open day spreading a new wave of optimism amongst supporters.

Six new signings have been brought in to date, with Joe Garner, Bersant Celina, Emyr Huws and Tom Adeyemi expected to add a new attacking energy to proceedings and Dominic Iorfa and Jordan Spence bolstering Town’s defensive options, as well as being expected to create chances from out wide.

With the hunt for a striker still in full flow, Chief Football Writer Stuart Watson joined sports writer Chris Brammer for a Facebook Live chat earlier this lunchtime.

The duo looked ahead to tomorrow’s final friendly of the summer at Charlton, reflected on the success of the open day and discussed whether Mick McCarthy can finally pin down that elusive replacement for Daryl Murphy.

Luton boss Nathan Jones is disappointed to lose the services of midfielder Flynn Downes due to international duty but is pleased to see the Ipswich Town youngster continue his development with England Under 19s.

Fighting for a place in England’s World Cup squad might be tough work for Burnley’s Nick Pope but it beats riding a milk float in the early hours of the morning.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe was taken by surprise when he found out he had been called up for international duty, but is determined to learn as much as he can while away with the Wales squad.

Ipswich Town fans want to see young defender Josh Emmanuel given his chance in the first team next season.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says Josh Emmanuel may be sent out on loan again next season.

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers hopes striker David McGoldrick has not played his last game for the club.

Season ticket prices, whether we’ll hear from owner Marcus Evans and manager Mick McCarthy’s future are the three big questions as Ipswich Town head into a two-week international break.

Did you hear about the Mick McCarthy press conference? He walked into the room, sat down, and apologised profusely to the loyal fans of Ipswich Town, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Defender Jordan Spence has insisted he and his team-mates will never stop giving their all for manager Mick McCarthy.

In his latest Ipswich Town column, Karl Fuller pens an open letter to Blues owner Marcus Evans...

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