Ipswich Town announce Gillingham friendly as familiar pre-season campaign takes shape

Alex Henshall gets a high five from Paul Taylor after putting Ipswich ahead in the 2014 pre-season f

Alex Henshall gets a high five from Paul Taylor after putting Ipswich ahead in the 2014 pre-season fixture.

Ipswich Town will travel to League One Giliingham to play a pre-season friendly on Saturday, July 22.

The Blues, who will also play away games at Drogheda, Peterborough, Colchester and Charlton this summer, will kick-off against Ipswich-born Ady Pennock’s team at 3pm.

The teams met in a pre-season friendly back in the summer of 2014, the Blues winning 2-0 courtesy of goals from Alex Henshall and Luke Hyam.

The Gills finished 20th in League One last season, avoiding relegation by a single point, and include former Blues winger Lee Martin in their squad.

Town’s confirmed pre-season games (all away)

Drogheda United – Saturday, July 8 (2pm ko)

Peterborough – Tuesday, July 18 (7pm)

Gillingham – Saturday, July 22 (3pm)

Colchester Utd – Tuesday, July 25 (7.30pm)

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Charlton – Saturday, July 29 (3pm)