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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Some players have nailed down places in Paul Hurst’s side... others have more to do

PUBLISHED: 19:10 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:10 17 August 2018

Ipswich manager Paul Hurst at Exeter Picture Pagepix

Ipswich manager Paul Hurst at Exeter Picture Pagepix

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A number of players have already nailed down places in Paul Hurst’s starting XI, but others have yet to completely convince the Ipswich Town boss.

Hurst has used a total of 21 players in his three games in charge of the Blues, with changes expected again this afternoon when Aston Villa come to Portman Road.

“I think some have (secured places), I think overall if I come to pick the team there are some names I know will be on the team sheet and then maybe one or two others who are slightly debatable,” Hurst said.

“Then there are one or two more on the fringes hoping they might get an opportunity.

“I’ve seen quite a lot of positives still, it’s just you’ll have seen post match interviews where I am not going to throw those (positives) at you because I want results.

“I hate watching managers where it feels like they are trotting excuses out because that’s not my style, but in the cold light of day there are some things that have been good.

“We just need a result to back that up.”

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

Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst says his players can’t be scared of Brentford tonight.

Paul Hurst has hailed the Ipswich Town supporters as the ‘best I have managed in front of’.

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