Blues to play Premier League side in friendly

IPSWICH Town will play Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers in a pre-season friendly, the club have confirmed today.

The match against Mick McCarthy’s men – the first announced for Portman Road – will take place on Saturday, July 30 – just one week before the new Championship season kicks off.

Wolves finished one place and one point above the Premier League relegation places last season and will prove a good test of Town’s credentials for next season.

In addition to the high-profile fixture, Town will start their pre-season matches with a short tour of Holland, playing FC Eindhoven and Den Bosch.

They will also travel to Southend United and Colchester United as well as matches against non-league Haverhill Rovers, Cambridge United, Bury Town, Needham Marker and Whitton United.

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A spokesman for the club said ticket information for the 3pm kick off against Wolves will be made available in due course.

Ipswich Town pre-season friendlies:

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July 12: FC Eindhoven (A) 3.30pm ko

July 13: Haverhill Rovers (A) 7.45pm*

July 14: Den Bosch (A) 7pm

July 19: Cambridge United (A) 7.45pm

July 20: Bury Town (A) 7.45pm*

July 22: Southend United (A) 7.45pm

July 26: Colchester United (A) 7.45pm

July 27: Needham Market (A) 7.45pm*

July 30: Wolves (H) 3pm

August 6: Whitton United (A) 7pm*

* denotes Town XI

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