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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Some players have nailed down places in Paul Hurst’s side... others have more to do

PUBLISHED: 19:10 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:10 17 August 2018

Ipswich manager Paul Hurst at Exeter Picture Pagepix

Ipswich manager Paul Hurst at Exeter Picture Pagepix

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A number of players have already nailed down places in Paul Hurst’s starting XI, but others have yet to completely convince the Ipswich Town boss.

Hurst has used a total of 21 players in his three games in charge of the Blues, with changes expected again this afternoon when Aston Villa come to Portman Road.

“I think some have (secured places), I think overall if I come to pick the team there are some names I know will be on the team sheet and then maybe one or two others who are slightly debatable,” Hurst said.

“Then there are one or two more on the fringes hoping they might get an opportunity.

“I’ve seen quite a lot of positives still, it’s just you’ll have seen post match interviews where I am not going to throw those (positives) at you because I want results.

“I hate watching managers where it feels like they are trotting excuses out because that’s not my style, but in the cold light of day there are some things that have been good.

“We just need a result to back that up.”

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

Flynn Downes has been called into the England U20 for their game with Germany in Colchester next week.

Karl Fuller reflects on the Reading draw, plus the generosity of Ipswich Town fans

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Reading. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Northstander Terry Hunt knows things on the pitch appear better. And asks what on earth has happened to that lot up the A140?

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert hailed his side’s first half display in this afternoon’s 2-2 draw at Reading and insists the wins will come to lift the Blues out of the Championship relegation zone.

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