Matchday Recap: Blues win third pre-season clash at The Hive

PUBLISHED: 12:20 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:12 21 July 2018

Bartosz Bialkowski back in the starting line-up at Barnet

Bartosz Bialkowski back in the starting line-up at Barnet

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Ipswich Town are in pre-season action this afternoon as they travel to The Hive to take on Barnet (3pm).

The clash with National League side Barnet will be the first time Bartosz Bialkowski has appeared for the Blues since putting pen-to-paper on a new contract, keeping him at the club until at least the summer of 2021.

He is likely to split playing time with back-up goalkeeper Dean Gerken, who has performed well in his two pre-season outings to date, while MaMartyn Martyn Waghorn is also in the squad despite being linked with a move away from Portman Road this summer.

Joe Garner has yet to be involved during pre-season as he battles with a knee injury and is unlikely to play against Barnet, while Tom Adeyemi was due to return to training on Thursday having struggled with an Achilles problem.

Midfielders Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop are both likely to be absent once again as they are nursed back to full fitness following knee and hamstring problems, with a target of them playing at the tail-end of pre-season, while Jonas Knudsen is due to return to the club next week following his participation at the World Cup with Denmark.

You can follow all the action live with us this afternoon.

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