Ipswich Town live - The Blues head to Colchester United

Ipswich Town new boy Bersant Celina.

Ipswich Town new boy Bersant Celina.

Ipswich Town head to local rivals Colchester United tonight, as the Blues’ preparations for the new Championship season step up a notch.

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New signings Joe Garner, Jordan Spence, Bersant Celina and Dominic Iorfa are expected to feature, but Tom Adeyemi (illness) and Emyr Huws (Calf/achilles) will be missing.

So far this summer, Town, who announced their new 2017-18 squad numbers yesterday, have defeated Drogheda, 5-0, Peterborough, 3-1 and Southend, 4-1, losing 2-1 at Gillingham.

The game at the Weston Homes Community Stadium kicks-off at 7.30pm and sports writer Chris Brammer will be on hand from 7pm with all the team news and build-up and then, from the start of the game, plenty of live reporting, comments, observations, polls and the odd bit of banter!