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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Stow boss Andrews expects team to bounce back after FA Cup exit

PUBLISHED: 11:48 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 17 August 2018

Scott Chaplin will return for Stowmarket Town this weekend. Picture: ALEX MOSS

Scott Chaplin will return for Stowmarket Town this weekend. Picture: ALEX MOSS

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Rick Andrews believes he will see a positive reaction from his Stowmarket Town players when they travel to FC Clacton today (3pm), writes Alex Moss.

The Old Gold and Blacks suffered their first defeat of the new season last weekend, as a Brian Moses brace earned higher-league Basildon United a 2-0 win in the Emirates FA Cup extra preliminary round at Greens Meadow.

Stow return to action in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division tomorrow afternoon, and boss Andrews hopes his side can bounce back from their FA Cup disappointment and continue their winning start to their league campaign.

“I think the players have got enough experience about them to bounce back,” Andrews said. “We do genuinely believe in the squad, but they have to learn what our expectations are and what our standards are.

“Right at the beginning of the season we said there are going to be games that don’t go our way, the opposition might be better or we might not be at it.

“But if you’re going to be a winner, you have a problem and you come up with a solution.

“If you’re a loser, then you come up with every excuse you can think of. We’ve got to work on solutions and the sooner we do the better.”

Stow are one of five teams to have started the new Premier Division season with back-to-back wins, along with Godmanchester Rovers, Brantham Athletic, Histon and Ely City.

Early front-runners Godmanchester are due to host Histon tonight, while Brantham and Ely face trips tomorrow to Newmarket Town and Long Melford respectively.

Stow were missing several players for last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Basildon, but will be boosted by the returns of Scott Chaplin, Ollie Canfer and David Kempson for today’s visit to Rush Green Bowl.

Summer signing Tom Matthews could make his competitive debut for Andrews’ side tomorrow, having served a three-match suspension which carried over to the new season from his old club Wroxham.

Luke Read (holiday) misses the next three games, while Craig Brand, Angelo Harrop and Leon Ottley-Gooch are all out with injuries.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Paul Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Paul Lambert sees Janoi Donacien as a central defender.

Paul Lambert has confirmed Jordan Graham is no longer in his plans at Ipswich Town with the winger’s loan set to be cut short in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

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