Brett Pitman’s injury is not serious

Brett Pitman puts this chance at Cambridge just over the bar during the first half. Photo: PAGEPIX L

Brett Pitman puts this chance at Cambridge just over the bar during the first half. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Ipswich Town striker Brett Pitman suffered nothing more than a bruised foot in last night’s 3-2 friendly win at Cambridge United.

The summer recruit from Bournemouth scored his fourth goal in three pre-season games before limping off early in the second half.

Manager Mick McCarthy said after the match that he wasn’t sure how bad the injury was, but today he has told the official club website: “It’s not too serious, just a bit of bruising. Thankfully it’s nothing serious and he’s fine.”

Having beaten Irish side Shelbourne 6-0, lost 4-3 in Germany to Fortuna Dusseldorf and won 3-2 at Cambridge United, Town’s pre-season preparations continue with a match at Peterborough on Saturday followed by a trip to Colchester next Tuesday.

The friendlies programme will finish with a home game against Dutch side Utrecht on Saturday, August 1, Ipswich’s 2015/15 Championship campaign getting under way with a game against Brentford, at Griffin Park, on Saturday, August 8.

“Jonny Parr and (Daryl) Murph were missing against Cambridge but they will both be in action against Peterborough on Saturday,” confirmed McCarthy.