Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna revealed his players had a 'sing song' with Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran following tonight's impressive 3-0 home win against Hull City.

Goals from Wes Burns, Conor Chaplin and Marcus Harness saw the Blues confidently end the Tiger's eight-game unbeaten streak and return to the top of the Championship table.

Front of shirt sponsor Sheeran, who was handed a token League One promotion winners' medal ahead of kick-off as owner of squad No.17, pulled pints in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand concourse ahead of kick-off and also appeared on TownTV.

"He came down to the dressing room afterwards, which was nice," revealed McKenna afterwards. "He's so busy doing marvellous things, so this was the first time the players had met him.

East Anglian Daily Times: Suffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran watches on at Portman Road tonightSuffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran watches on at Portman Road tonight (Image: Ross Halls)
"They had a little bit of a sing song together - 'Perfect'. That's a moment for everyone to enjoy - players and staff. He's an important part of the football club and we really appreciate his support."

On his side's latest impressive display, McKenna said: "I have to keep saying it, we need to keep enjoying these moments. It was a special performance really.

"We spoke about it before the game, I thought we had one in us. We were nine games in before tonight, we're fit, we're learning game-by-game and this was our first home night game back in the Championship. 

"I liked so many things about us. Playing through the pitch against a really good team, our discipline and organisation against the ball, the aggression of our pressing, our humility to defend in a block whenever we needed to, the performance of the subs as well as the starters, the atmosphere of the crowd...  It was a night to enjoy.

"It's one night, it's one game, it's three points, but everyone associated with the club should enjoy tonight and maybe tomorrow before we start to think about a big game on Saturday (at home against third-place Preston)."