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Looking back to Town legend John Wark testimonial at Portman Road over 20 years ago

PUBLISHED: 10:13 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:13 24 August 2018

John Wark giving a guard of honour for his testimonial match at Portman Road over 20 years ago Picture: ANDY PARSONS

John Wark giving a guard of honour for his testimonial match at Portman Road over 20 years ago Picture: ANDY PARSONS

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One of Ipswich Town’s greatest ever players was honoured with a testimonial match at Portman Road in 1996 for his service for the football club

John Wark helped Ipswich win the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981 Picture: ANDY PARSONSJohn Wark helped Ipswich win the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981 Picture: ANDY PARSONS

In 1996, Town legend John Wark was honoured with a testimonial match at Portman Road in 1996 as an Ipswich Town XI took on Arsenal with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Picture: ANDY PARSONSCan you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Picture: ANDY PARSONS

Pictures were captured on the day as fans salute one of the greatest Ipswich Town players of all time as he was honoured with a testimonial game for his service for the club.

John Wark lines up with Arsenal captain Martin Keown and the match officials Picture: ANDY PARSONSJohn Wark lines up with Arsenal captain Martin Keown and the match officials Picture: ANDY PARSONS

He made over 650 appearances and scored 170 plus goals during his three seperate spells at Portman Road, where he helped the Blues win the FA Cup in 1978, UEFA Cup in 1981, before helping Town win the Second Division title in the 1991-92 season.

John Wark made over 650 appearances during his three separate spells for the Blues Picture: ANDY PARSONSJohn Wark made over 650 appearances during his three separate spells for the Blues Picture: ANDY PARSONS

Wark who won 29 caps for Scotland at internationl level, also played for Liverpool and Middlesbrough during his 22 year football career.

Ipswich Town fans came to witness John Wark's testimonial at Portman Road in 1996 Picture: ANDY PARSONSIpswich Town fans came to witness John Wark's testimonial at Portman Road in 1996 Picture: ANDY PARSONS

Did you attend the match over 20 years ago or can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery?

John Wark watches on with Bryan Klug during his testimonial match against Arsenal in 1996 Picture: ANDY PARSONSJohn Wark watches on with Bryan Klug during his testimonial match against Arsenal in 1996 Picture: ANDY PARSONS

Share your memories with us by emailing ross.halls@archant.co.uk

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