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Matchday Live: Besic and Downing goals condemn Blues to home defeat

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:38 02 October 2018

Muhamed Besic celebrates his early goal to give the visitors the lead.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Muhamed Besic celebrates his early goal to give the visitors the lead. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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Live updates as Ipswich Town take on Middlesbrough at Portman Road this evening (7.45pm).

The Blues remain winless but are unbeaten at Portman Road, drawing all five games on home soil under Hurst, but now face a Boro side packed with experience and sitting third in the league.

They will do so in front of a national television audience, with Hurst hopeful his side can continue to build on the ‘tiny steps’ that have come in recent weeks despite the wait for a win going on.

“We have the same points as Millwall, who have clearly had victories but also suffered more defeats,” he said.

“We’re above Preston, who have had a victory, so I guess it doesn’t matter in some ways where the points come from. But we know that, if you are going to get enough points in the end, you have to win games.

“For the second week running we’ve got a result and moved up a place. It’s tiny steps but we want to try and continue.

“It doesn’t get much tougher than Middlesbrough but it’s a game we have to look forward to and enjoy the challenge it poses.

“It’s on national TV as well so I’m hoping that can inspire us a little bit more to try and get that.”

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Jonas Knudsen won his fifth Danish cap as his side beat Austria 2-0 in Herning last night.

Ipswich Town have a rich history of giving young players a chance. ANDY WARREN looks at five teenagers showing promise at Portman Road.

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Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back for another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Ipswich Town fans will have the chance to quiz manager Paul Hurst for the first time next month, with the Blues boss’s appearance at the Supporters’ Club’s AGM having today been confirmed.

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Andre Dozzell played 80 minutes as he made his England Under 20s debut in the Czech Republic last night.

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Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards will have added motivation and confidence following his long-awaited return to the Wales squad.

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