Ipswich Town have Joe Ward to thank for Chippenham win

Tyrone Mings missed out at Chippenham

Tyrone Mings missed out at Chippenham

Trialist Joe Ward scored the only goal of the game as a young Ipswich Town XI won 1-0 at Southern League outfit Chippenham, on Saturday.

Ward, who is a football apprentice at Chelmsford College and broke into the Clarets’ first-team squad at the back-end of last season, converted a Cory Galvin centre to give the Blues victory.

One player who did not feature was Tyrone Mings – the two teams arranging the friendly as part of the deal that saw the 20-year-old join Mick McCarthy’s side last year.

The left-back was omitted from the travelling squad after suffering a knock, while Aaron Cresswell limped off injured at Crawley on Wednesday.

Town’s senior squad are in action at Gillingham tomorrow evening and McCarthy explained.

“Tyrone has a knock and we don’t want to take any chances at this stage,” he said.

“We have Aaron Cresswell injured at the minute as well and with a game coming up on Tuesday at Gillingham, we are light on left-backs.

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“It’s disappointing for Tyrone. I know he was looking forward to going back to Chippenham and we’ve reluctantly pulled him out of the squad but I’ve got to look at what’s ahead.”

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