Blues to visit Scandinavia

IPSWICH Town will enjoy a six-day pre-season trip to Sweden and Denmark this summer, the EADT can exclusively reveal today.The Blues will play three games during the mini-Scandinavian tour between July 17 and July 23, which they hope will be early preparations for the Premier League season.

IPSWICH Town will enjoy a six-day pre-season trip to Sweden and Denmark this summer, the EADT can exclusively reveal today, writes Derek Davis.

The Blues will play three games during the mini-Scandinavian tour between July 17 and July 23, which they hope will be early preparations for the Premier League season.

Although preparations are to be formalised it is believed the three matches could be against Trelleborgs FF, Helsingborgs IF, who Town beat in the UEFA Cup two seasons ago, and Boldklub Farum, where Town played last season, though all have yet to be confirmed.

Blues boss Joe Royle last night confirmed: "We have provisionally organised a short pre-season trip in Scandinavia. It could either be an early warm-up for the Premier League, where it will be fairly light, or if we are still in Division One, we will be a little bit further down the road in terms of preparation and it will be a little more intense. Hopefully it will be the former."


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Town are also looking to organise a number of friendly games within a relatively short distance of Portman Road and at least one prestigious home game, against continental opposition.

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