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Ipswich Town Insights – The BIG Blues podcast (Episode 6)

Mick McCarthy urges his players on at Loftus RoadPicture Pagepix

Mick McCarthy urges his players on at Loftus RoadPicture Pagepix

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Ipswich Town will spend this week preparing for the visit of Championship strugglers, Bolton Wanderers, on Saturday.

After the weekend’s results, which saw Town slip to fourth after a 2-1 defeat at QPR, Bolton sat at the foot of the table, courtesy of a 3-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough.

One of a few positives to come out of Ipswich’s game at Loftus Road, was the late cameo from Bersant Celina, and surely now, is the time for him to start a game for the Blues.

Celina, fellow summer signing Tom Adeyemi and Town’s inability to sign a centre-back before the transfer window closed, are just three of the issues discussed in this week’s podcast, presented by Chris Brammer who, as always, is joined by Archant Chief Football Writer, Stuart Watson.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has apologised for any offence he caused while celebrating Luke Chambers’ goal at Norwich on Sunday, but has reiterated he did not aim his comments at the Blues fans.

Match highlights from Ipswich Town’s dramatic 1-1 draw with rivals Norwich in the East Anglian derby.

Ipswich Town U23 1

Charlton Athletic U23 2

Shane McLoughlin was on the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough as Ipswich Town’s Under 23’s were beaten 2-1 by Charlton Athletic at Playford Road this afternoon, writes Kieren Standley.

Police have said they are working to identify supporters responsible for criminal damage at Norwich City’s ground ahead of derby clash against Ipswich Town in the East Anglian derby.

Luke Chambers insists Ipswich Town will be fuelled by a desire to finish above rivals Norwich between now and the end of the season.

What an absolute kick in the teeth, writes Karl Fuller in the wake of Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City at Carrow Road.

What a shame. Mick McCarthy was only seconds away from having another favourite DVD to add to his collection of perfect away performances. You know the ones – shut up shop for the entire second half, then nick a winner from a set-piece, writes Northstander Terry Hunt,

No amount of counselling can get this increasingly fractured long-term relationship with Mick McCarthy and Ipswich Town back on track now.

As the dust continues to settle following Ipswich Town’s dramatic 1-1 draw at Norwich, sports writer Andy Warren hosts our weekly webchat to discuss all the latest goings on at Portman Road.

Captain Luke Chambers deflected any blame away from goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski after Ipswich let their lead slip in stoppage time against bitter rivals Norwich.

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