Town staff revel in derby delight

GOOD NEWS travels fast.The first copies of the Evening Star made their way to Portman Road today, hot of the press and packed full of reports from the glorious derby victory.

GOOD NEWS travels fast.

Keen Portman Road readers were anxious to grab the first copies of the Evening Star as they made their way to Ipswich Town's ground, hot of the press and packed full of reports from the glorious derby victory.

From groundsmen to board members, everyone was delighted to read the headlines as Town edged closer to a chance of promotion via the play-offs.

Camilla Haycock, Media and PR Manager, said: “We get a copy of the Star delivered to the building every day. A lot of people of people get it anyway so when I told them there were extra copies they immediately grabbed one.”

Board members were happy to receive their copies of the Star and took a moment to relive the events of the derby.

Derek Bowden, Chief Executive, said: “I think the game can only be described as a 2-1 thrashing and we were unlucky not to get four or five.

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“To a man, we were outstanding and Danny continued his tradition of scoring against Norwich. Now we have to take it game by game.

“The top of the Championship is still very tight and any one of five teams could reach the play offs. Hopefully West Brom will do us a favour and we can take three points from Wolves.

“We take the Star and everyone has a read. We always pin up the relevant pages to the notice board and the paper's support today has been fantastic.”

The Star's have been at every Town and reported on all the highs and lows of the season.

The news of the derby victory was even being enjoyed by senior staff in the Directors' Box!

With only three games left, the feeling at the club is that there is still time for one last high point - and a late May return to Wembley to claim the last place in next year's Premier League.