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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.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Paul Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Paul Lambert has confirmed Jordan Graham is no longer in his plans at Ipswich Town with the winger’s loan set to be cut short in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

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.

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