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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

‘We have sent out a message to other teams’ – Norris

PUBLISHED: 05:25 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:30 03 September 2018

Luke Norris, who bagged a first-half brace at Cheltenham Town in a 3-1 win. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Luke Norris, who bagged a first-half brace at Cheltenham Town in a 3-1 win. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Colchester United’s two-goal star, Luke Norris, believes that the U’s have sent out a strong message to other teams in League Two, following Saturday’s 3-1 away win at managerless Cheltenham Town.

Norris marked his first league start for the U’s, since his summer switch from Swindon Town, by netting twice in the first half-hour, slotting home a 12th minute penalty before doubling the U’s lead with a wonderful free-kick on 26 minutes.

“I think we have sent out a message to other teams in this league, on this performance,” insisted Norris.

“I’m happy at the moment, even though it’s been a slow start to the season for me.

“I had surgery over the summer, and at the back of my mind I was thinking – ‘is this going to be one of those sort of seasons for me?’

“But we are a very tight-knit group. There are no moaners and we are pulling together,” added front-runner Norris.

“The defence really did it’s job,” enthused striker Norris.

The 25-year-old has already scored four goals for his new club, after bagging the fifth in the U’s 6-0 home win over Crewe, and also scoring at Cheltenham in the EFL Cup less than three weeks ago.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst hailed the character of his players following their gutsy comeback draw against Brentford at Portman Road tonight.

Ipswich Town came-from-behind to draw 1-1 with Brentford at Portman Road tonight. STUART WATSON gives his snap verdict.

Andy Warren hands out his player grades following Ipswich Town’s 1-1 draw with Brentford at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town produced a second-half turnaround as they battled back to secure a 1-1 draw against Brentford on the night the club paid tribute to the late Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening as they search for their first victory under manager Paul Hurst (7.45pm).

Ipswich Town’s players, staff, fans and legends paid an emotional tribute to the late, great, Kevin Beattie prior to kick-off of this evening’s clash with Brentford.

Paul Hurst is not hiding from the fact he could face the sack if his winless start to life as Ipswich Town manager goes on much longer.

Paul Hurst knows his Ipswich Town side will need to put in a special performance on what is sure to be an emotional evening at Portman Road, as everyone connected with Ipswich Town remembers the great Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town fan Nigel Beckman has written a poem in tribute to the late, great Kevin Beattie.

We take a look at what happened on this day at Ipswich Town

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