Part of Ipswich Town’s ‘five-point plan’ is to sign players for sensible fees and then develop them for the future. STUART WATSON looks at nine players from the lower divisions who may fit the bill this summer.
You quickly understand why they call New Mexico the ‘Land of Enchantment’. Majestic snow-covered mountains, beautiful desert vistas, delightful mountain villages of horse pasture and stylish adobe homes – all spread out beneath a vast, starlit sky.
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he doesn’t worry about receiving a “few saucy comments” from fans when he considers how legendary manager Sir Bobby Robson was, at times, vilified, during his time in the dugout.
Grant Ward’s fluke equaliser – a 72nd minute cross that sailed into the net – cancelled out Jonathan Grounds’ rebound finish (48) as Ipswich Town drew 1-1 with Birmingham City at Portman Road on Saturday.
The thought of playing bitter rivals Norwich City at the end of a sequence of Championship games that included Reading, Aston Villa, Brighton and Leeds, was enough to send a shudder down the spines of the most optimistic of Ipswich Town fans.