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Matchday Recap: Blues lose out in German pre-season opener

PUBLISHED: 12:30 06 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:37 06 July 2019

Kayden Jackson scored from the spot against Paderborn Picture: ROSS HALLS

Kayden Jackson scored from the spot against Paderborn Picture: ROSS HALLS


Ipswich Town lost the first game of their pre-season programme 3-2 against Paderborn this afternoon.

The German side were promoted to the top flight at the end of last season and offer the Blues a strong test in their opening fixture.

The game is being played at Stadion Laumeskamp in Delbruck, home of amateur German side Delbrucker SC.

Ipswich are in Germany for a 12-day training camp, having arrived at their North West base on Thursday, and round out the tour with the four-team Interwetten Cup next Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the tour, midfielder Cole Skuse said: "We're all looking forward to it and it should be a good trip.

"We're under the instructions that it will be 10 days where we're very close and spending a lot of time with each other - that will be brilliant for the new lads that have come in.

"Some of the younger guys, that haven't been on many pre-season trips, should enjoy it too. We're there to bond and I think that's important.

"It will be hard work but nice to travel around for our games and see some different places. I've also been told to prepare a few of my famous quizzes for the lads when we've got some downtime."

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