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Town manager Mick McCarthy and assistant boss Terry Connor

Mick McCarthy wants Portman Road to become a place to be feared again.

Daryl Murphy prematurely celebrates his subsequently disallowed first half goal at Wolves

Newcastle United are rumoured to be interested in signing Ipswich Town’s frontman Daryl Murphy.

Freddie Sears

Mick McCarthy’s faith in Freddie Sears is not wavering, despite the striker having gone 31 league and cup games without a goal.

Jonathan Douglas

Jonathan Douglas has assured fans there is more to come from him as he aims to establish himself in the Ipswich Town first team this season.

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy wants to add experienced heads to his squad before the summer transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Conor Grant

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be without midfielder Conor Grant for Saturday’s home game with Preston North End, as he revealed there could be a deal in the offing for free agent striker Leon Best.

Grant Ward battles with Wes Hoolahan during the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

After a positive performance against Norwich, could the derby draw be a platform for Ipswich Town to build on?

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Dalian Atkinson playing for Ipswich in 1988. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

An inquest was today opened into the death of ex-Ipswich Town footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was shot with a police Taser.

West Ham United's Martin Samuelsen.

Ipswich Town are carefully considering loan moves for young duo Martin Samuelsen and Adam Armstrong ahead of the transfer window closing next Wednesday.

Ipswich Town's Adam Webster (left).

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says summer signing Adam Webster is not the finished article, following the defender’s step up to Championship football.

Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has revealed he is still trying to bring new faces to Portman Road before the transfer window closes at 11pm on August 31.

Leon Best celebrates after scoring for Rotherham United in the Ipswich Town v Rotherham United (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 19 March 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ipswich Town have handed a trial to much-travelled striker Leon Best.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy shakes hands with Norwich manager Alex Neil.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

This was an East Anglian derby draw to build upon.

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Town fans look up towards the Norwich supporters after a yellow flare was thrown into them during the first half of the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Officers have made a number of arrests following today’s derby match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City – including two relating to the dispersal of a flare in the grounds.

Town's Jonathan Douglas is fouled by Alexander Tettey, although Kevin Bru couldn't make the free kick count in the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

It was an entertaining derby match at Portman Road on Sunday, even if neither team was able to secure all three points.

Town manager Mick McCarthy pictured ahead of the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has called upon supporters to be more consistent with their emotions after hailing his team’s performance in today’s 1-1 East Anglian derby draw with Norwich City at Portman Road.

Jonas Knudsen celebrates putting Town level at 1-1 in the Ipswich Town v Norwich City (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 21 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Jonas Knudsen equalised right on the stroke of half-time as Ipswich Town drew 1-1 with bitter rivals Norwich City in a competitive East Anglian derby, at Portman Road, this lunchtime.

Jonathan Douglas fouls Dominic Iorfa at Wolves on Tuesday

Ipswich Town aim to end seven years of hurt in the East Anglian derby tomorrow, and manager Mick McCarthy believes a similar performance to the one they produced at Wolves on Tuesday could bear fruit.

Mick McCarthy

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has backed Norwich City to be in the Championship promotion hunt come the end of the season, ahead of Sunday’s East Anglian derby at Portman Road (12 noon).

Brett Pitman

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy could welcome back striker Brett Pitman for Sunday’s East Anglian derby with Norwich City, at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town players Daryl Murphy and Tommy Smith ahead of the Ipswich v Norwich match on Sunday 21st August.

Town fans are today being urged to back the Blues ahead of Sunday’s East Anglian derby to help bring to an end seven years of hurt.

Coming through: Luke Varney received a yellow card for this tackle on Ryan Woods during the Ipswich Town v Brentford match last season. 
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ipswich Town forward Luke Varney says the Blues’ best chance of beating bitter rivals Norwich City at Portman Road on Sunday (12pm) is by making it a ‘real derby’ match.

Cole Skuse closes down Kortney Hause at Wolves. Photo: Pagepix

With quite a big game on the horizon for Mick McCarthy’s men but no win in three, the Sleeping Giants podcast looks at whether derby glory is coming to Suffolk this season.

Jason and Andre Dozzell.

Ex-Ipswich Town midfielder Jason Dozzell said he has schooled his son Andre in what the East Anglian derby is all about ahead of Sunday’s visit of Norwich City (12pm).

Christophe Berra beckons during the Ipswich Town v Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (Pre-season friendly) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 30 July 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller       www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra believes Norwich City are the promotion favourites, but says the under-pressure Canaries won’t be looking forward to visiting Portman Road on Sunday.

Bartosz Bialkowski saves the Wolves first half penalty last night

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy hopes tonight’s impressive performance at Wolves, in a 0-0 draw, will stop the fans ‘fearing’ Sunday’s East Anglian derby against Norwich City at Portman Road.

Daryl Murphy prematurely celebrates his subsequently disallowed first half goal at Wolves

Bartosz Bialkowski saved a penalty, while Daryl Murphy had a goal controversially ruled out, as Ipswich Town drew 0-0 at Wolves tonight.

Brett Pitman lifts the ball over Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme during April's 0-0 draw at Molineux

Ipswich Town travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight, aiming to secure their first away points of the season, following Saturday’s 2-0 reverse at Brentford.

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy insists his team must smarten up if they are going to be competing at the right end of the Championship this season.

Jonas Knudsen

Ipswich Town defender Jonas Knudsen wants to add an offensive edge to his game this season, ahead of tonight’s Championship trip to Wolves.

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy is relishing returning to his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers tonight, although he admits things have changed at Molineux since his spell as manager ended there in February 2012.

Dalian Atkinson, who died on Monday aged 48.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has paid his respects to former Blues striker Dalian Atkinson, who passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Police have said Ipswich Town and Norwich City fans can expect a firm, friendly and fair policing operation ahead of the first East Anglian derby of the season.

Conor Grant will miss the trip to Wolves.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy will be without striker Brett Pitman and midfielder Conor Grant for tomorrow night’s Championship game at Wolves.

Cole Skuse fouls Lewis MacLeod at Brentford

Ipswich Town midfielder Cole Skuse says it will be difficult for the players to look back on Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Brentford, admitting the second half display was ‘not good enough’.

Luke Chambers is not happy as Ipswich go two goals behind at Brentford. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admitted his side appeared to ‘unravel’ after allowing an unmarked John Egan to head Brentford in front early in the second half of today’s 2-0 loss at Griffin Park.

Conor Grant's reaction after being denied by a save from Daniel Bentley at Brentford

Corner kicks were Ipswich Town’s undoing as they lost 2-0 at Brentford this afternoon, centre-back John Egan netting both goals.

Freddie Sears and son Jax pictured on the pitch at the end of last season.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he tries to be a father figure to his players as many of them start and extend their own families.

Grant Ward celebrates after putting Ipswich 1-0 up within seconds of coming on during the Ipswich Town v Barnsley (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 6 August 2016.   Picture: Steve Waller   
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As Ipswich Town prepare to make it two wins from two league games (we’ll gloss over the EFL Cup), our Sleeping Giants podcast looks back at what was a dream start for the Blues.

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