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Michael Chopra and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas in strong Town squad for Walsham-le-Willows cup clash

PUBLISHED: 17:40 12 November 2012

Michael Chopra

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IPSWICH Town have named a strong squad for their first round clash at village side Walsham-le-Willows tomorrow night (7.45pm ko).

Mick McCarthy, who is expected to be in attendance at Summer Road, has opted to included a number of first-team squad players who have seen little action lately.

That means Michael Chopra, Scott Loach, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Jason Scotland have all been included – something that should swell the numbers for the Thurlow Nunn League club with tickets available on the gate.

Andy Drury, Luke Hyam and Bilel Mohsni have also been included in the 16-man squad along with Elliott Hewitt who was on the bench in Town’s 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.

* See tomorrow’s EADT and Ipswich Star for a full-match preview

* Follow @Nick_Garnham on Twitter for team news and updates for tomorrow night’s match

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