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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

U’s first five, and last five

PUBLISHED: 09:27 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:35 21 June 2018

Flashback: Courtney Senior is congratulated on equalising at Lincoln City during the U's penultimate away game of last season. They will finish their 2018-19 season with a trip to Lincoln's Sincil Bank. Picture: PAGEPIX

Flashback: Courtney Senior is congratulated on equalising at Lincoln City during the U's penultimate away game of last season. They will finish their 2018-19 season with a trip to Lincoln's Sincil Bank. Picture: PAGEPIX

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Colchester United face a tough start of the season, and an equally tricky finish to their 2018-19 season.

The U’s kick-off their League Two campaign with a trip to Notts County, who were beaten in the play-off semi-finals last season. The Magpies finished in fifth spot, having looked automatic promotion contenders for most of the year.

The first home game is the following weekend (August 11), against Port Vale, before the U’s travel to Mansfield Town on August 11

THE FIRST FIVE

Notts County (away) Aug 4

Por Vale (home) Aug 11

Mansfield (away) Aug 18

Crewe (home) Aug 21

Northampton (home) Aug 25

John McGreal’s side will hope to be in the promotion race, when it comes to the end of the season.

They have a difficult test at Lincoln City on the final day, on May 4, the Imps having lost in the play-off semi-finals to Exeter City last term. Danny Cowley’s men had finished seventh in the table.

THE LAST FIVE

Bury (away) Apr 13

Grimsby (home) Apr 19

Yeovil (away) Apr 22

MK Dons (home) Apr 27

Lincoln (away) May 4

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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