Coach sale means blues for town worker

TIGHTENING purse strings at Ipswich Town Football Club have led to the sale of the team coach to a northern bus company.ITFC sold its coach, which ferried players to away matches, to Fraser Eagle, the company which is the official transport provider of Second Division club Accrington Stanley.

TIGHTENING purse strings at Ipswich Town Football Club have led to the sale of the team coach to a northern bus company.

As revealed on The Evening Star's website yesterday, ITFC sold its coach, which ferried players to away matches, to Fraser Eagle, the company which is the official transport provider of Second Division club Accrington Stanley. It now plans to contract out its coach needs to a national company.

The move has led to the club's kit manager Paul Elmer being made redundant.

A spokesman for the club said today: “The club identified a need to streamline the football operations support team to offer more efficient support to the senior coaching staff. As a result the position of kit manager became redundant. We are naturally disappointed to see Paul leave.”

Andrew Taylor, company spokesman, for Fraser Andrew, based near Burnley, said: “It will be used by us for corporate work.”

The company said it will not be used to transport the Accrington team.

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