Fans in full voice as excitement builds for Ipswich vs Norwich derby clash

ITFC fans making their way into the stadium ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT

ITFC fans making their way into the stadium ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

Excitement is building for today’s big derby clash between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road.

The crowds are beginning to arrive at the ground to grab a programme and a burger before kick off at 12pm.

Crowds are building at Portman Road ahead of today's derby match Picture: ADAM HOWETT

Crowds are building at Portman Road ahead of today's derby match Picture: ADAM HOWETT - Credit: Archant

Ipswich fans are in good spirits, with groups breaking into song as they approach the ground.

ITFC fans making their way into the stadium ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT

ITFC fans making their way into the stadium ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

It’s the perfect day for the big match, with the sun shining and barely a cloud in the sky.

ITFC fans making their way into the stadium ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT

ITFC fans making their way into the stadium ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

Scores of Norwich City fans are in full voice at the Station Hotel near Ipswich Railway Station.

Norwich Fans at the Station Hotel in Ipswich Picture ADAM HOWLETT

Norwich Fans at the Station Hotel in Ipswich Picture ADAM HOWLETT - Credit: Archant


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The pub started selling alcohol at 6am this morning in a bid to keep fans who arrived on the early train away from the town centre.

ITFC fans at Curve bar ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT

ITFC fans at Curve bar ahead of the big game Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

There is a heavy police presence around the ground, including dog units and officers on horseback, although so far there hasn’t been any problems.

ITFC making their way to Portman Road Picture: ARCHANT

ITFC making their way to Portman Road Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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