Opinion PUBLISHED: 06:00 05 August 2018 Andy Warren Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse started the game against Blackburn. Picture: STEVE WALLER/PAGEPIX Archant ‘A new era’ is the buzz phrase but it was two old stagers who led the Blues out onto the Portman Road pitch for the opening-day clash with Blackburn. Town skipper Luke Chambers asking questions of his team as Blackburn players celebrate Danny Graham's first half goal. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMThere were four debutants in Paul Hurst’s first Ipswich Town starting line-up, with a fifth, Tayo Edun, coming off the bench to score the dramatic late equaliser, but there were also two constants. Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse.Both trusted lieutenants of Mick McCarthy, both playing more than 200 games under their former boss and both now 32 years of age.The Ipswich players were told, in no uncertain terms, that reputations meant nothing under the new regime with no … [Read more...] about Two stalwarts lead the way in Town’s new era… they need to fight harder than ever to stay there
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PUBLISHED: 22:20 04 August 2018 Andy Warren Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala's moves to Ipswich are moving ever closer. Picture: PA Archant Shrewsbury chief executive Brian Caldwell expects Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan to be Ipswich players in 48 hours after the Blues met his club’s valuation of the duo. Toto Nsiala and Jon Nolan have put in transfer requests following offers from Ipswich Town. Picture: PAIpswich had bids, believed to be in the region of a combined £1.4million, rejected for the duo earlier this week, with Nsiala and Nolan subsequently handing in transfers requests, being barred from training and ultimately sitting out today’s game with Bradford.Caldwell says Ipswich, managed by former Shrews boss Paul Hurst, have now ‘more or less’ met his side’s valuation of the duo and expects the move to be tied up soon. There are still details to be sorted regarded the sell-on clauses in the two deals.“From the Nolan and … [Read more...] about Shrewsbury CEO expects Nsiala and Nolan to join Ipswich in 48 hours after Town ‘meet valuation’
PUBLISHED: 11:39 03 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:39 03 August 2018 Stuart Watson and Andy Warren Ipswich Town have had a £1.75m bid for Kayden Jackson rejected. Photo: PA PA Archive/PA Images Kayden Jackson has told Accrington Stanley he wants to leave the club in the wake of Ipswich Town’s latest £1.75m bid being rejected. It’s understood that the newly-promoted League One club keep upping their valuation of the 24-year-old striker – with Town’s latest quote being close to £2.5m.Jackson is now in the final year of his contract, but Stanley are protected by a 12 month extension clause in their favour.Stanley chairman Andy Holt this morning denied national reports that Jackson had made a formal transfer request, though we understand he had made his desire to move up the ladder clear.MORE: Ipswich make loan offer for Bogle but cool interest in Accrington’s JacksonAsked if Jackson had made a transfer request, Holt … [Read more...] about Jackson makes transfer request as Accrington quote Town a fee of close to £2.5m
PUBLISHED: 18:15 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:31 23 July 2018 Stuart Watson Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann says the League One club have rejected an Ipswich Town bid for left-back Conor Townsend. Photo: PA PA Archive/PA Images Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann says the League One club have rejected a ‘rubbish’ bid from Ipswich Town for left-back Conor Townsend. A product of the Hull City youth team, the 25-year-old played under new Blues boss Paul Hurst during two loan spells at Grimsby Town before joining Scunthorpe on a free transfer in 2016.He made 30 starts and six substitute appearances for the Lincolnshire club last season as Nick Daws’ men finished fifth in the third-tier before losing to Rotherham in the play-off semi-finals.It’s been reported that the Iron have already rejected bids of around £250k for Townsend, Championship duo Hull and West Brom both strongly linked, with the player now entering the final year of … [Read more...] about ‘Rubbish’ Town bid for Townsend rejected, says Scunthorpe chairman
It looks set to be another busy summer at Queens Park Rangers as Ian Holloway looks to move into the next phase of the plan to streamline the squad at Loftus Road. The Hoops have a number of stars coming towards the end of their contracts in W12, and with a need to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, it looks likely to be a revolving door of playing talent at Harlington. But who are the players who could be on the way out the exit door? We take a look at those who are set to be out of contract when the season comes to an end. Seny Dieng Position: Goalkeeper Contract: Expires at the end of June Summary The 23-year-old has had a frustrating time since arriving at Loftus Road two years ago. Dieng is the victim of strength and depth in the goalkeeping department, sitting as fourth choice goalkeeper behind Alex Smithies, Matt Ingram and young prospect Joe Lumley who is currently excelling on loan at Blackpool. With such competition between the sticks, and a need to trim the … [Read more...] about Who is out of contract at QPR this summer?