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Matchday Recap: Edun grabs a point for Blues on opening day

PUBLISHED: 14:26 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 04 August 2018

Danny Graham scores Blackburn's first goal to level at 1-1.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Danny Graham scores Blackburn's first goal to level at 1-1. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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Ipswich Town began their Championship season this afternoon with a home 1-1 home draw with Blackburn Rovers.

Tony Mowbray is in charge of today’s visitors, with the former Ipswich defender returning to face his former club.

But all eyes will be on Hurst.

“I’m excited and I will be very proud when I walk out,” the new Ipswich boss said. “I want the team to give a good account of themselves, play with energy, play with a bit of freedom and get the fans onside.

“It’s a new start. Everyone is talking about optimism and a new era. That’s great, but we’ve got to try and keep that going. We’ve got to produce and give the fans something to shout about.

“The opening day is always exciting for everyone. I’m sure there will be chats about ‘can we get promoted, can we do this and can we do that?’ Rightly so. That’s why we love football, because you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen.

“You might have the biggest budget that gives you a great chance of getting promoted, but that doesn’t always go hand-in-hand.

“We’d love to get off to a winning start and get those first three points on the board, but we know we are going up against a team that is used to winning and will want to put their mark on being back in the Championship.”

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).

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we remember when Danny Haynes scored twice against Norwich as Town win the East Anglian derby

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says winger Danny Rowe needs to get fitter if he is to feature more for the first team.

Sir Alf Ramsey was one of Ipswich Town and England’s greatest-ever managers. Some would say he WAS the greatest. Few reporters had the access to Sir Alf as former EADT/Ipswich Star and Green’Un editor TONY GARNETT enjoyed. Here are some of his memories

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we feature wins over Leicester City and Manchester United among others.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

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