Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Skuse ‘gutted’ to miss Ipswich Town’s game at boyhood club Bristol City

13:38 12 February 2016

Cole Skuse puts his head in where ithurts with Lee Bowyer

Cole Skuse puts his head in where ithurts with Lee Bowyer

WARREN PAGE 07976 935738

Midfielder Cole Skuse is ‘gutted’ to miss out on a first return to former club Bristol City this weekend due to injury.

The midfielder spent the first 18 years of his football career at Ashton Gate, making more than 300 appearances in all competitions before moving to Portman Road on a free transfer in the summer of 2013.

A toe ligament injury, suffered early in last Saturday’s loss at QPR, has ruled him out for 4-6 weeks, meaning he’ll miss out on a return to the club with whom he served his football apprenticeship.

Skuse told the official club site: “I was obviously looking forward to going back to my old club. It’s a massive game anyway but from a personal point of view, it would have had something extra because it would have been my first time back there.

“It was a real random injury. I stood on the back of someone’s foot and overstretched the toe.

“I must admit the first couple of days this week I was really down but it’s football and you get your highs and lows.

“I’ve had people texting me from inside and outside the club saying they were looking forward to me going back there. My family were looking forward to it as well. I’m still going down there to watch but it’s never the same if you are not playing.”

Town’s visit to Ashton Gate will be former teammate Lee Johnson’s first game in charge of City, after returning to Ashton Gate from Barnsley, with Skuse wishing him all the best - after this weekend’s game.

“Johnno has served his apprentice at Oldham and Barnsley and it’s a great job for him.

“I sent him a text wishing him the best of luck - after Saturday!”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Råsunda Stadion, Solna, Sweden, 6th of September, 1989 - Captain Terry Butcher, heart of the defence that held
the opposition scoreless in the six qualifying matches for the 1990 World Cup finals, plays on despite a bloody
head wound in the goalless draw against Sweden,

EADT 2 09 04
EADT 20 11 04
EADT 8 09 05

Terry Butcher has torn into the England team about a lack of leadership and says the shamed players should apologise to the nation’s long-suffering football fans.

New Ipswich Town signing Adam Webster. Photo: ITFC

Ipswich Town new boy Adam Webster says he is ‘literally over the moon’ to have signed for the club.

Andre Dozzell

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes a crop of promising young players can add some much-needed ‘magic dust’ to his team this season.

Make him the coach . . . Sam Allardyce

Give ‘Big Sam’ the England job – that’s my call.

Glenn Hoddle

Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie believes Glenn Hoddle should be given another chance as England manager.

Former Ipswich Town footballer John Wark talks with Brenda Caley and Glenis Caley during the launch of Football Memories at Synergy Cafe.

With the 1978 FA Cup Final showing on a television screen in the background, three Ipswich Town legends who had helped bring the Blues victory during that game wander the room.

France's Paul Pogba (left) and Republic of Ireland's Daryl Murphy battle for the ball during the round of 16 match at the Stade de Lyon.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he will have to carefully manage Daryl Murphy’s work load this season following the striker’s recent exerts at European Championships.

Burton Albion players lift the runners up trophy after they are promoted from the Sky Bet League One.

Ipswich Town’s first ever competitive game at Burton Albion has been switched to Good Friday – April 14, 7.45pm – having originally been scheduled for the following afternoon when the Championship fixtures were announced.

Paul Digby (right) and Marc McNulty in action during Ipswich Town's FA Cup home game against Portsmouth last season. Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Paul Digby’s versatility was one of the biggest reasons Mick McCarthy offered him a permanent deal at Ipswich Town.

England captain Bobby Moore holds aloft the Jules Rimet trophy, after England beat West Germany 4-2 in the World Cup Final, at Wembley

Half a century on, can England still learn lessons from Sir Alf Ramsey, our country’s greatest ever manager? TERRY HUNT thinks they can....

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24