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Matchday live: Waghorn, McGoldrick and Celina strike as Blues run riot

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:28 04 November 2017

Joe Garner, Martyn Waghorn and David McGoldrick celebrate during Ipswich Town's 3-0 home win against Preston North End on Saturday. Photo: Steve Waller

Joe Garner, Martyn Waghorn and David McGoldrick celebrate during Ipswich Town's 3-0 home win against Preston North End on Saturday. Photo: Steve Waller

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Ipswich Town host Preston North End in a Championship match at Portman Road this afternoon.

Town go into the game having lost seven of their last 10 leagues games following Tuesday night’s 3-1 loss at Cardiff City.

Overall their record is a symmetrical seven wins and seven defeats (they haven’t drawn for 21 matches now). The Blues sit 11th in the table, four points adrift of the play-off places with a game in hand on most.

Preston lost just one of their opening 12 league games under ex-Norwich boss Alex Neil, but are now winless in five. Wednesday’s night’s 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa was their third loss on the spin.

The Lancashire side have seven senior defenders sidelined ahead of their long trip to Suffolk.

Ipswich Town take on Preston North End, at Deepdale, on Saturday in what will be their third Championship game in seven days.

Ipswich Town travel to Preston North End for a third Championship game in seven days on Saturday. STUART WATSON previews the action.

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam knows he is playing for a future at the club he loves.

Ipswich Town defender Jonas Knudsen believes wins will come if the recent level of performances are replicated.

There was a sense a toxic atmosphere awaited manager Mick McCarthy as the Blues faced Cardiff following the weekend’s events at Norwich.

David McGoldrick is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a groin injury in training, raising the question of whether he has played his final game for Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy felt his side were on the end of two harsh refereeing decisions in tonight’s 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff City.

Ipswich Town put in a much-improved display but were ultimately beaten 1-0 at home by Cardiff. Sports writer Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

Kenneth Zohore’s scrappy goal proved the difference in a much-improved performance from the Blues but Cardiff leave Portman Road with all three points,.

Kenneth Zohore’s scrappy goal proved the difference as Cardiff left Portman Road with three points, on a night where Ipswich Town put in a much-improved display in front of their home crowd.

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