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Mick McCarthy at Ashton Gate

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says a one-game-a-time focus is the only way to reach a brighter future.

Luke Varney celebrates his goal in the 3-0 home win over QPR.  Picture: www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town striker Luke Varney has told his team-mates that any pressure they are feeling at Portman Road is nothing compared to the stick that other players get around the country.

Daryl Murphy is yet to make a Championship appearance for Newcastle United. 

Photo by Raoul Dixon/NorthNews

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says there is ‘no chance’ of striker Daryl Murphy returning to the club in January.

Former Braintree manager Dan Cowley (left) discusses tactics with his brother and assistant Nicky.

Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley can’t wait to pit his wits against Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy when the two sides meet in an FA Cup Third Round tie at Portman Road in the New Year.

Kundai Benyu

Highly-rated Ipswich Town youngster Kundai Benyu has signed for National League Premier side Aldershot Town, on a month-long loan, subject to completion of paperwork.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Former Ipswich Town star Darren Ambrose is confident that his beloved Blues will come good under manager Mick McCarthy following a ‘transitional period’.

Lincoln City's Terry Hawkridge celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game.

Ipswich Town will host National League outfit Lincoln City in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup, after the Imps defeated League One side, Oldham Athletic, 3-2, at Sincil Bank on Monday night.

ITFC in pictures

Titus Bramble (left), with Ghana boss Avram Grant and two of the Future Stars coaches David and Silas

Ex-Ipswich Town homegrown star Titus Bramble is back at the club as a youth team coach. STUART WATSON spoke to him about an emotional trip to Ghana and how he wants the Blues’ current teenagers not to repeat his mistakes.

Leon Best holds off the challenge of Luke Freeman during the ITFC v Bristolk City game on December 3. Photo: Pagepix Ltd

Ipswich Town’s inconsistent form continued with a 2-0 defeat at Bristol City on Saturday and has left supporters wondering just what their club’s ambitions are for the future.

Luke Freeman is mobbed after scoring Bristol City's second against Ipswich

Just what is the plan? Ipswich Town fans deserve some clarity because it’s impossible to work out what the club’s short, medium and long-term ambitions are right now.

Mick McCarthy communicates to his players at Ashton Gate

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits it has been ‘one step forwards, one step back’ for his side this season following today’s 2-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Luke Chambers reacts in disbelief as the referee awards Bristol City a first half penalty. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Bristol City for the second season in succession courtesy of a controversial first half penalty and a second half screamer.

Cole Skuse on the ball during the Ipswich Town v Burton Albion (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 18 October 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

It was the Blue’s biggest win of the season – but after defeating QPR Mick McCarthy’s men now have to show they can start putting together back-to-back wins in order to climb up the table.

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Luke Varney congratulates Tom Lawrence after he had given Town a 3-0 lead in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town head to Ashton Gate this afternoon, aiming to record back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time this season.

Cole Skuse beats Conor Coady to the ball at Wolves

Cole Skuse returns to Ashton Gate for the first time as an opposition player today, when his Ipswich Town side travel to Bristol City.

Luke Chambers celebrates Ipswich Town's recent win at Sheffield Wednesday

One goal either way could well prove decisive when Ipswich Town play at Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City, tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Town manager Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy will stick with his winning formula at Bristol City tomorrow, even if his team selection remains unpopular amongst some supporters.

Cole Skuse

Blues midfielder Cole Skuse will celebrate with relish, should he get on the scoresheet at former club Bristol City tomorrow.

Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said he had never encountered any stories of child abuse in football until this week, and says the number of alleged victims is “appalling”.

Cole Skuse.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has taken the unusual step of naming his side for Saturday’s trip to Bristol City - the Blues set to be unchanged for the Championship game at Ashton Gate.

David Wright joined the Crewe academy at the age of nine

Former Ipswich Town and Colchester United footballer David Wright has spoken of his shock at the historical child sex abuse which allegedly took place during his time in the Crewe Alexandra youth academy during the 1980s.

Grant Ward wheels away after putting Town into a 1-0 lead in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

A 3-0 win was just what the doctor ordered for Ipswich Town as opponents QPR became the first team to really be taken to task by the Blues for some time.

Ipswich Town legend Russell Osman

Ipswich Town need to put a run of good results together if the supporters are going to be united behind manager Mick McCarthy once more, says Blues legend Russell Osman.

Ben Morris tries to get the better of Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho

Ben Morris scored his fifth Under-23s goal of the season but Gerard Nash’s side were beaten 3-1 at Bristol City this afternoon.

QPR manager Ian Holloway can't look during the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Queens Park Rangers boss Ian Holloway issued a passionate defence of his Ipswich Town counterpart and ‘good mate’ Mick McCarthy after his own team lost 3-0 at Portman Road on Saturday.

Luke Varney celebrates putting Town 2-0 up in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town striker Luke Varney has promised supporters that the players will make performances and results like Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers the norm at Portman Road.

Town manager Mick McCarthy looking relaxed just before kick-off in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy was in combative mood after his team beat Queens Park Rangers by a comfortable 3-0 scoreline at Portman Road this afternoon.

Luke Varney celebrates his goal to take Town 2-0 up in the Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 26 November 2016.  Picture: Steve Waller  www.stephenwaller.com

Grant Ward, Luke Varney and Tom Lawrence were all on target as Ipswich Town swept aside Queens Park Rangers 3-0 thanks to a superb second half display at Portman Road this afternoon.

Queens Park Rangers Manager Ian Holloway. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267
19/11/2016

After suffering a shock defeat against Nottingham Forest last weekend, Mick McCarthy’s side will try to bounce back immediately against QPR at today.

Cole Skuse and Grant Ward react during Ipswich Town's defeat to Nottingham Forest. Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he will never let a blame culture develop in his dressing room.

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hopes second game syndrome hits Ian Holloway at Portman Road on Saturday.

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra. Photo: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra says the players are realistic enough to recognise they are ‘not world beaters’.

Town manager Mick McCarthy arrives on the pitch for the Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

A shock defeat at home to Nottingham Forest left a sour taste in Blues’ fans’ mouths after playing so well against Sheffield Wednesday.

Republic of Ireland's Daryl Horgan during a press conference in Dublin.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says the club will be involved in a ‘bidding war’ to land Republic of Ireland’s rising star Daryl Horgan in January.

Adam Webster.  Picture: Steve Waller   
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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says Adam Webster and Leon Best should both return to his squad for Saturday’s Championship home game against QPR, while Brett Pitman is hoping to be back from injury to make the trip to Bristol City the following week.

Ipswich Town academy manager Lee O'Neill

Ipswich Town academy manager Lee O’Neill admits the stated aim of having half of the first-team squad made up of homegrown players by 2017 was always ‘bold’, but makes no apologies for the club setting their ambitions high.

Cole Skuse and Grant Ward react during the Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

After the Blues lost 2-0 to visitors Nottingham Forest on Saturday we are hosting a webchat at 12.30pm today.

David McGoldrick, Cole Skuse and Christophe Berra walk away as Forest celebrate their second goal in the Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

The spotlight of criticism has often eluded Ipswich Town’s players in 2016, but today they need to look themselves in the mirror.

Town manager Mick McCarthy pictured during the Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 November 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admitted he was left struggling to explain his team’s ‘bad day at the office’ following a 2-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest in front of the Sky television cameras this tea-time.

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