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‘They are a long way off being fit for first-team contention’ - Hurst on Bishop, Huws and Rowe’s returns

PUBLISHED: 16:42 07 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:35 07 August 2018

Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop are battling back from injury lay-offs. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop are battling back from injury lay-offs. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Teddy Bishop, Danny Rowe and Emyr Huws all stepped up their bids to return from injury this afternoon as they played in a behind-closed-doors game against Cambridge.

Bishop played an hour of the contest, having not been in action since rupturing his hamstring against QPR on Boxing Day.

Huws missed almost all of last season with Achilles and then a knee injury and played the first half of the game against Cambridge.

Rowe also played an hour of the game, having been out of action since suffering an ankle injury during his loan spell at Lincoln City last season.

Though first-team manager Paul Hurst was happy to see the trio back on the field, he insisted they are all a long way from being involved in the first team.

“It’s good to see them out on the grass but it’s just the first step,” he said.

“They are a long way off being fit for first-team contention.”

Tom Adeyemi, who has been struggling with an Achilles problem during pre-season having been kept out of action by hamstring trouble last season, was not involved.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Paul Lambert is confident Ipswich Town can quickly overturn their five point deficit if they continue the progress they have made in the early weeks of his reign.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

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