All the build-up, action and reaction as Ipswich Town face Birmingham City at Portman Road

Ipswich Town host fellow Championship strugglers Birmingham City at Potman Road this afternoon

Ipswich Town host fellow Championship strugglers Birmingham City at Potman Road this afternoon - Credit: Ashley Pickering

Ipswich Town take on Birmingham City, in a Championship clash, at Portman Road this afternoon (3pm ko).

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Both teams are just five points above the relegation zone with eight games to play. Both teams have won just twice since the turn of the year.

A win for Mick McCarthy’s men would ease growing anxiety about the potential for the club dropping out of the top two divisions for the first time in 60 years. A draw or defeat would up the pressure ahead of Tuesday night’s visit of second-bottom Wigan.

Follow our live feed below for pre- and post-match analysis, team news, reaction and live Tweets from our chief football writer Stuart Watson at Portman Road.

Whatever the result there will be full reaction to the game in Monday’s East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star newspapers.

If you’ve got some time to spare before the match, why not catch up on our Ipswich Town podcast Sleeping Giants?

You can also catch all the latest news from Ipswich Town on our dedicated Blues page, which also features the latest league table, Town’s recent results and who their next opponents are.

For breaking ITFC news follow us on twitter, or see what our chief football writer Stuart Watson has to say here. Remember, we want your #myitfcpic.

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