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Ipswich Town to face MK Dons in pre-season friendly

PUBLISHED: 16:39 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:39 16 May 2018

Ipswich Town will head to Stadium MK for a pre-season friendly on July 24. Picture: PA SPORT

Ipswich Town will head to Stadium MK for a pre-season friendly on July 24. Picture: PA SPORT

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Ipswich Town have announced their first friendly of the 2018/19 pre-season.

The Blues will travel to Stadium MK for a clash with the MK Dons on Tuesday, July 24, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Ticket details for the clash will be announced through the club’s website in due course.

It emerged yesterday that the club are also considering hosting a home friendly ahead of next season’s big kick-off.

- MORE: Town could host pre-season friendly

Preparations for the pre-season are ongoing despite the club still searching for a new manager, following the departure of Mick McCarthy, with a game at Portman Road on the final weekend before the start of the new campaign a possibility.

The Blues spent the entirety of their preparations for last season on the road, with the last pre-season game at Portman Road coming in July 2016 when Belgian club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise visited.

- MORE: Blues linked to Peterborough winger

The Blues are again set to spend a week in Ireland this summer, with the trip possibly including a friendly game, while the rest of the pre-season schedule is set to be made up of games against sides in the east of the England.

- The Championship fixtures for 2018/19 will be revealed at 9am on Thursday, June 21.

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 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.

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

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

ANDY WARREN spoke to new Ipswich Town first-team coach Matt Gill about his time at Norwich and his start to life under Paul Lambert at Portman Road.

Ipswich Town trio Andre Dozzell, Flynn Downes and Trevoh Chalobah could have the chance to impress the club’s new management when England’s Under-20s take on Germany in Colchester tonight (7pm ko).

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