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‘I’m so pleased for the manager’ - so says Colchester United target man Jabo Ibehre

PUBLISHED: 06:20 29 April 2014

Jabo Ibehre in action against Brentford on Saturday

Jabo Ibehre in action against Brentford on Saturday

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Jabo Ibehre has paid tribute to manager Joe Dunne, after his Colchester United side effectively guaranteed their League One status for another season with Saturday’s 4-1 win over Brentford.

Ibehre, with nine goals to his name this season, damaged his hamstring late on in Saturday’s big showdown, but he was in good spirits after the U’s staved off relegation for a second successive campaign.

“I’m pleased for the manager, who has put so much into the team,” enthused Ibehre.
“It may have looked easy, but no game is easy in this league. That has been proved many times.

“Brentford are obviously a top side. They’ve done really well this season and all the players were on fire.

“So we knew we had to work very hard to get the result.

“I thought we blossomed, after taking our chances,” added Ibehre.

The U’s travel to mid-table Walsall for their final game of the season on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the U’s under-18s are away at Bradford City in the Youth Alliance National Cup Final at Valley Parade this evening (kick-off 7pm).

Bradford are the northern champions, while the U’s beat Portsmouth in the southern final.

Ipswich Town’s pre-season preparations continue tomorrow with a friendly match at League One side Gillingham.

Nottingham Forest have reportedly had a £2m bid for striker Daryl Murphy accepted by Newcastle United.

Ipswich Town take on Gillingham in their fourth pre-season friendly of the summer tomorrow. Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game at Priestfield.

Ex-Ipswich Town boss George Burley believes Mick McCarthy faces a simple decision regarding homegrown talent this season – either give them a fair chance to develop or send them out on loan.

Impressive young midfielder Flynn Downes has signed a new three-year deal at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town striker target John Marquis has signed a new deal with Doncaster Rovers.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he is happy to go into the new season with a reduced squad size.

Ipswich Town continued their unbeaten pre-season last night with a 3-1 win at Peterborough United, in which a couple of new signings saw their first action in a Town shirt.

Ipswich Town recorded a 3-1 win at League One side Peterborough United last night. STUART WATSON reports on 120-minutes of pre-season action at London Road.

Former Ipswich Town and Colchester United midfielder Owen Garvan has had his driving licence endorsed with six points for speeding and driving without insurance.

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