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Matchday Recap: Blues rescue a point to secure fourth-straight draw at Portman Road

PUBLISHED: 20:22 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 22:08 18 September 2018

Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening on a night where everyone inside Portman Road will pay tribute to Kevin Beattie.

Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening on a night where everyone inside Portman Road will pay tribute to Kevin Beattie.

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Ipswich Town take on Brentford this evening as they search for their first victory under manager Paul Hurst (7.45pm).

It’s bound to be an emotional occasion at Portman Road as the home crowd pays tribute to legendary defender Kevin Beattie following his sad passing on Sunday.

A minute’s applause will be held prior to this evening’s game with Brentford, in which the Ipswich players will wear black armbands to remember a man who played such a big role in Sir Bobby Robson’s Town sides of the 1970s and 80s.

“It would be a fitting evening to win because I’m sure, due to his relationship with the football club, he would be looking down and desperately hoping we will get that win,” Hurst said.

“He wouldn’t be thinking it’s for him, but it would be nice to get that victory and then dedicate it to someone who is so special to this football club.

Grant Ward on the ball.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMGrant Ward on the ball. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Follow us this evening for live match updates.

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

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