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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

U’s have ‘fully-fit squad’ ahead of Magpies clash

PUBLISHED: 14:49 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:49 02 August 2018

Luke Norris, in action in pre-season, has overcome a niggling groin injury ahead of the trip to Notts County. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Luke Norris, in action in pre-season, has overcome a niggling groin injury ahead of the trip to Notts County. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has revealed that he has a “fully-fit squad” at his disposal for this weekend’s League Two opener away at Notts County.

Speaking at this lunchtime’s press conference, at the U’s training headquarters at Florence Park, boss John McGreal enthused: “Everyone is buzzing, and we are all excited.

“Notts County are one the favourites to get promoted, and to even win the league, so this is a good test for us.

“Pre-season went very well, but the proof is in the pudding once the league gets going.

“We have a very intense first two or three months, when I think we have about 16 to 18 games inside those three months.

“But we have a lot of bodies in the squad, and the younger lads have also had game-time and are ready to be called up if necessary.

“We have got all the players that we want, since the end of last season, and I also have a fully-fit squad, which is very good news,” added McGreal.

Only summer signing, Luke Norris, has been struggling for fitness. Recruited from Swindon, striker Norris has now fully recovered from a shoulder operation (underwent in April) and has since shrugged off a niggling groin injury.

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Paul Hurst does not expect to add a free agent striker to his squad and is happy to rely on Freddie Sears and Kayden Jackson as the Blues wait for Ellis Harrison to return to fitness.

Andre Dozzell is raring to go again following his England Under-20 debut, says Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst.

Tom Adeyemi is set to have an operation on his injured Achilles tendon.

Ipswich Town are monitoring a number of players, including captain Luke Chambers, following a bout of illness in the camp ahead of this weekend’s visit of QPR.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s game with QPR.

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Ipswich Town return to action this weekend when QPR visit Portman Road. ANDY WARREN looks ahead to the game.

Swindon manager Phil Brown believes defender Luke Woolfenden will return to Ipswich Town next summer ready for Championship football.

Ipswich Town have a rich history of giving young players a chance. ANDY WARREN looks at five teenagers showing promise at Portman Road.

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