Blackpool had Ipswich spy in the camp

BLACKPOOL had a spy in their camp when they played at Portman Road on Saturday.

Elvin King

BLACKPOOL had a spy in their camp when they played at Portman Road on Saturday.

Roy Rowe, who was the Ipswich Town masseur up until the start of this season, was sitting on the Tangerines' bench.

Made redundant by the Blues, Rowe is now concentrating on his own practice and also working at the Accident and Emergency department of Ipswich Hospital.

But he received a call from Blackpool boss Simon Grayson to help the Coca-Cola Championship newcomers when they took on Town manager Jim Magilton's side.

“I went to the Blackpool hotel before lunch on Saturday, and carried on working for them until after the game,“ said Rowe, who was approached by Colchester United to work part time for them last season.

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“I was on the pitch during the warm-ups and sat in the visitors' dug-out, which was a strange experience.

“Most clubs have their own massager in the Championship apart from the smaller clubs like Blackpool and Blackpool.

“They gave me a call, and I was more than happy to help out.

“Blackpool were paying my wages so I was right behind them on the day.”