Cream of our crop can rise to the top

WE'LL be ready for a return to the top flight. That was the message today from Ipswich Town's famous footballing academy.

By Elvin King

WE'LL be ready for a return to the top flight. That was the message today from Ipswich Town's famous footballing academy.

Nine members of Joe Royle's current first team squad have progressed through the Portman Road youth system.

And Bryan Klug, director of the Rushmere-based Town academy, is convinced the club is geared up for a return to the Premiership.

"We prepare boys to play in the Premier League and there are a number who can come through and join those already in the frame," he said.

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