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Brown set for bright Town future

PUBLISHED: 12:20 07 August 2010

IPSWICH TOWN: Troy Brown has today been tipped by Blues manager Roy Keane to hit the heights at Portman Road.

The 19-year-old, who made his Town league debut when he came on as substitute in the final game of last season against Sheffield United, has impressed in pre-season and is expected to be on the bench for today’s Championship game at Middlesbrough (kick-off 3pm).

He was signed on a free after attracting the attention of former manager Jim Magilton having been released by Fulham.

After completing his first year at Ipswich, Brown was handed a new one-year contract that takes him through to June 2011.

“Perhaps you can see why we sold Alex Bruce,” said Keane.

“Alex is a good experienced player who I knew would not find it difficult to get fixed up with a new club.

“Troy was our best player against Tottenham last Tuesday and he has the happy knack of being in the right place at the right time.

“He reads the game well, and unlike some defenders who often arrive just after the ball has gone.

“Troy can play where Alex did and he is a player who has yet to lose the innocence of youth.

“Some players even have to ask their agent for advice on what socks to wear.

“It can be like a poison when football is a game to be enjoyed and where you can get a lot of fun.”

Keane revealed his determination to get the balance of his squad right this time around and to alter the dynamics of the club.

“We want to be in the mix this time and to be at least in the top six,” added Keane.

“To this you have to alter things and we have said goodbye to some good players. And welcomed some other good ones.

“If someone is last in for training and first out then you have to shift them out.

“If we all put in a good shift whether you gain promotion or get the sack you can be satisfied with your efforts.

“I’m looking forward to working with a smaller squad and satisfied with the way the club is changing.”

Worried neighbours in an Ipswich street claim brazen drug dealing is taking place in front of children returning home from school.

There is good news for bargain hunters in Stowmarket as a discount store bids to make a return to the town.

A 17-year-old youth accused of being involved in a fight in the car park of an Ipswich McDonald’s restaurant during which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed has admitted an offence of violent disorder.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with incidents of stalking in the Norwich Road area of Ipswich.

Families on the Ravenswood estate have spoken of their disappointment after it was announced Rudolph and Santa won’t be passing through their streets this year.

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

MP Dr Dan Poulter has demanded that Mid Suffolk Council takes action to ensure there is no development on land at Brockford in his constituency without planning permission.

Strictly Come Dancing attracts millions of viewers every Saturday evening to the BBC and the show has breathed new life into what has been a popular pastime in Ipswich for decades.

A three vehicle crash on the A12 at Saxmundham caused traffic hold ups at lunchtime today.

David Button will lead by example as he joins more than 400 fundraisers to brave the wintry weather on Christmas morning and run into the sea at Felixstowe.

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