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Town manager Mick McCarthy pictured at the Ipswich Town v Birmingham City (Sky Bet Championship) mat

Town manager Mick McCarthy pictured at the Ipswich Town v Birmingham City (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 01 April 2017. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Mick McCarthy has named a team mixed with youth and experience for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Colchester United.

Former U’s goalkeeper Dean Gerken starts in goal, while Dominic Iorfa, Adam Webster, George Fowler and Myles Kenlock mak up the back four.

Conor McKendry and Adam McDonnell are handed starts in midfield, with Danny Rowe and Tristan Nydam completing the engine room, which is missing Luke Hyam, Emyr Huws, Tom Adeyemi, Cole Skuse, Andre Dozzell and Teddy Bishop through a mixture of injury and illness.

David McGoldrick will partner Ben Morris in attack, with a number of senior players on the bench.

U’s: Walker, Jackson, Lapslie, Kent, Wright Szmodics, Kpekawa, Murray, Eastman, Mandron, James. Subs: Barnes, Gilmartin, Kinsella, Loft, Johnstone, Wynter, Vincent-Young, O’Sullivan, Slater, Issa


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Town: Gerken, Fowler, Kenlocl, Webster, Iorfra, McKendry, McDonnell, Rowe, Nydam, McGoldrick, Morris. Subs: Spence, Bialkowski, Chambers, Knudsen, Smith, Ward, Downes, Bru, Sears, Garner, Celina, Folami, Webber, Patterson, Smith, Crowe.

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