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Matchday Live: No way back for Blues after Nsiala red and Joao double

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 25 August 2018

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon

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Ipswich Town are in Championship action this afternoon as they head to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday. (3pm)

“I’ve got friends who have told me they want Sheffield Wednesday to win, but not by too many. My family want me to win... I think they do, anyway!” Hurst said.

“It’s a nice occasion for me, but I’m not getting too wrapped up in it. It will be a special moment to lead a team out at Hillsborough, but when that whistle goes it’s game on and we’re looking to get that first victory.”

Born and raised in Sheffield, Hurst was a regular at Hillsborough along with his dad and brother during the ‘80s. There’s only one thing on his mind though and that’s securing his first win in charge of the Blues.

“They were my team growing up,” said the 43-year-old. “The first one was Gary Bannister and Gary Shelton when they reached the semi-final of the FA Cup (‘83) – I wasn’t allowed to go, I had to go swimming while my dad went down to Highbury! Then there was Brian Marwood, a very good team, and I watched them lose at Villa Park (in the FA Cup semis, ‘86) against Everton. Obviously they then won the (League) Cup with John Sheridan’s goal (in ‘91).

Born and raised in Sheffield, Hurst was a regular at Hillsborough along with his dad and brother during the ‘80s. There’s only one thing on his mind though and that’s securing his first win in charge of the Blues.

“They were my team growing up,” said the 43-year-old. “The first one was Gary Bannister and Gary Shelton when they reached the semi-final of the FA Cup (‘83) – I wasn’t allowed to go, I had to go swimming while my dad went down to Highbury! Then there was Brian Marwood, a very good team, and I watched them lose at Villa Park (in the FA Cup semis, ‘86) against Everton. Obviously they then won the (League) Cup with John Sheridan’s goal (in ‘91).

Paul Hurst has been impressed with the form of goalkeeper Dean Gerken since the 33-year-old was brought into the side in place of Bartosz Bialkowski.

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Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans and manager Paul Hurst met on Tuesday prior to the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Brentford.

Ipswich Town’s potential move for free agent central defender James Collins is ‘dead and buried now’ according to manager Paul Hurst.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst will speak to the media at 1.30pm ahead of the weekend visit of Bolton Wanderers.

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Kayden Jackson is hoping his goal in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Brentford is the first of many as he continues to get to grips with the challenge of the Championship.

Paul Hurst doesn’t expect midfielder Teddy Bishop to be out for too long despite picking up a hamstring injury but Jon Walters is now a doubt for Saturday’s game with Bolton.

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