From Matt Richards to Ben Pringle - Ipswich Town’s 200 debutants since relegation from the Premier League

Ben Pringle of Ipswich Town shoots
Bristol City v Ipswich Town

Ben Pringle of Ipswich Town shoots Bristol City v Ipswich Town

Kevin Foley and Ben Pringle’s first games for Ipswich Town, at Bristol City on Saturday, marked the 200th Blues debutant since the club were relegated from the Premier League in 2002.

Matt Richards was the first Ipswich debutant following relegation

Matt Richards was the first Ipswich debutant following relegation

Much has changed at Portman Road over the last 15 seasons, with 200 players making their debuts for the club in that time under six managers, although the Blues remain in the second tier and are currently the Championship’s longest serving club.

Here we take a look at the players to have made their bows for the Blues since relegation, courtesy of @chompx3.

What are your memories of these players?

George Burley

2002/03: 1: Matt Richards.

Shefki Kuqi

Shefki Kuqi - Credit: Archant


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Joe Royle

2002/03: 2: Ian Westlake, 3: James Pullen, 4: Paul Gerrard, 5:Dean Bowditch, 6: Aidan Collins, 7:Antonio Murray.

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2003/04: 8: Kelvin Davis, 9: Drissa Diallo, 10: Georges Santos, 11: Alan Mahon, 12: Chris Bart-Williams, 13: Matt Bloomfield, 14: Sam Morrow, 15: Shefki Kuqi, 16: Gerard Nash, 17: Scott Mitchell, 18: Matt Elliott, 19: Lewis Price.

2004/05: 20: Jason De Vos, 21: Kevin Horlock, 22: Tony Dinning, 23: Scott Barron, 24: Darryl Knights, 25: Darren Currie, 26: Danny Karbassiyoon, 27: David Unsworth.

Lee Bowyer and Byron Lawrence talk on the bench in 2012

Lee Bowyer and Byron Lawrence talk on the bench in 2012 - Credit: Ashley Pickering

2005/06: 28: Sam Parkin, 29: Owen Garvan, 30: Nicky Forster, 31: Jaime Peters, 32: Jimmy Juan, 33: Luis Castro Sito, 34: Mark Fish, 35: Shane Supple, 36: Dean McDonald, 37: Jay McEveley, 38: Danny Haynes, 39: Adam Proudlock, 40: Gavin Williams, 41: Billy Clarke, 42: Alan Lee, 43: Ricardo Fuller, 44: Chris Casement, 45: Vemund Brekke-Skard, 46: Liam Trotter.

Jim Magilton

2006/07: 47: Dan Harding, 48: Alex Bruce, 49: Mark Noble, 50: Simon Walton, 51: Martin Brittain, 52: Jon Macken, 53: Sylvain Legwinski, 54: Sammy Moore, 55: Gary Roberts, 56: Mike Pollitt, 57: Matthew Bates, 58: David Wright, 59: George O’Callaghan, 60: Jonathan Walters, 61: Francis Jeffers, 62: Ian Miller.

2007/08: 63: Neil Alexander, 64: Jordan Rhodes, 65: Alan Quinn, 66: Stephen Bywater, 67: David Norris, 68: Velice Sumulikoski, 69: Danny Simpson.

2008/09: 70: Tommy Smith, 71: Gareth McAuley, 72: Pim Balkestein, 73: Kevin Lisbie, 74: Ben Thatcher, 75: Ivan Campo, 76: Moritz Volz, 77: Jonathan Stead, 78: Luciano Civelli, 79: Giovanni Dos Santos, 80: Connor Wickham.

Roy Keane

2009/10: 81: Damien Delaney, 82: Lee Martin, 83: Tamas Priskin, 84: Jack Ainsley, 85: Colin Healy, 86: Jack Colback, 87: Reggie Lambe, 88: Edward Upson, 89: Shane O’Connor, 90: Liam Rosenior, 91: Grant Leadbitter, 92: Carlos Edwards, 93: Asmir Begovic, 94: Stern John, 95: Arran Lee-Barrett, 96: Daryl Murphy, 97: David Healy, 98: Brian Murphy, 99: Billy Clark, 100: Tom Eastman, 101: Troy Brown.

2010/11: 102: Marton Fulop, 103: Mark Kennedy, 104: Luke Hyam, 105: Ronan Murray, 106: Andros Townsend, 107: Darren O’Dea, 108: Jason Scotland, 109: Jake Livermore, 110: Jamie Griffiths, 111: Gianni Zuiverloon, 112: Rory Fallon

Paul Jewell

2011/12: 113: Jimmy Bullard, 114: Andy Drury, 115: Josh Carson.

2011/12: 116: David Stockdale, 117: Aaron Cresswell, 118: Ivar Ingimarsson, 119: Lee Bowyer, 120: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, 121: Michael Chopra, 122: Nathan Ellington, 123: Keith Andrews, 124: Ibrahima Sonko, 125: Danny Collins, 126: Reece Wabara, 127: Alex McCarthy, 128: Ryan Stevenson, 129: Byron Lawrence.

2012/13: 130: Scott Loach, 131: Luke Chambers, 132: Massimo Luongo, 133: Cormac Burke, 134: Paul Taylor, 135: Guirane N’Daw, 136: Danny Higginbotham, 137: Richie Wellens, 138: DJ Campbell, 139: Bilel Mohsni, 140: Stephen Henderson, 141: Nigel Reo-Coker.

Mick McCarthy

2012/13: 142: Bradley Orr, 143: Tyrone Barnett, 144: Elliott Hewitt, 145: Patrick Kisnorbo, 146: David McGoldrick, 147: Aaron McLean, 148: Frank Nouble, 149: Richard Stearman, 150: Anthony Wordsworth, 151: Reece Brown, 152: Jay Tabb, 153: Tyrone Mings, 154: Jack Marriott.

2013/14: 155: Cole Skuse, 156: Paul Anderson, 157: Dean Gerken, 158: Frederic Veseli, 159: Christophe Berra, 160: Ryan Tunnicliffe, 161: Stephen Hunt, 162: Jordan Graham, 163: Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, 164: Frazer Richardson, 165: Paul Green, 166: Jonny Williams.

2014/15: 167: Bálint Bajner, 168: Kévin Bru, 169: Bartosz Bialkowski, 170: Matthew Clarke, 171: Alex Henshall, 172: Teddy Bishop, 173: Darren McQueen, 174: Conor Sammon, 175: Jonathan Parr, 176: Noel Hunt, 177: Cameron Stewart, 178: Freddie Sears, 179: Luke Varney, 180: Richie Chaplow, 181: Chris Wood, 182: Zeki Fryers.

2015/16: 183: Josh Emmanuel, 184: Jonas Knudsen, 185: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 186: Ryan Fraser, 187: Giles Coke, 188: Jonathan Douglas, 189: Myles Kenlock, 190: Josh Yorwerth, 191: Larsen Touré, 192: Brett Pitman, 193: Adam McDonnell, 194: James Alabi, 195: Piotr Malarczyk, 196: Tommy Oar, 197: Paul Digby, 198: Joe Robinson, 199: Kevin Foley, 200: Ben Pringle.

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