Royle: We'll stay strong

MANAGER Joe Royle today promised Ipswich fans: "There will be a strong base here next season."Royle's words had a reassuring ring to them – but the Portman Road player cull is far from over.

By Mel Henderson

MANAGER Joe Royle today promised Ipswich fans: "There will be a strong base here next season."

Royle's words had a reassuring ring to them – but the Portman Road player cull is far from over.

Town are still desperate to cut their wage bill and Royle admitted: "There could be one or two more players leaving. I am still assessing the situation with regard to next season.

"I am still talking with the chairman and this time next week I should be in a far better position to make an announcement."

See tonight's Evening Star for full story

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