Town v Derby: Match ON thanks to weather battle

TONIGHT’S Championship fixture between high-flying rivals Ipswich Town and Derby County is ON, we can reveal.

Town’s legendary groundsman Alan Ferguson and his team have been battling horrendous conditions for the last 36 hours.

Torrential rain has been falling since Sunday night – but the ITFC team have been working flat out to remove water from the pitch.

Much of the operation has involved spiking the pitch over a prolonged period, a club spokesman said.

Town’s pitch is highly-regarded in English football circles and the award-winning Town team are hoping it will be in excellent condition.

- Portman Road action starts at 7.45pm