Ipswich Town to play Harry Kewell’s Crawley in pre-season... but not at their Broadfield Stadium home

Crawley Town Manager Harry Kewell. PA

Crawley Town Manager Harry Kewell. PA - Credit: PA Archive/PA Images

Ipswich Town have announced their third pre-season friendly of the summer, with a match against Crawley Town confirmed for Tuesday, July 17.

But East Court, home of East Grinstead Town, will play host for the match as Crawley continue pitch renovations at their Broadfield Stadium home.

The game against Harry Kewell’s side will kick off at 7.30pm.

It is the third game on the pre-season slate, after clashes against Braintree (July 14) and MK Dons (July 24) already announced.

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Ipswich are also set to spend a week in Ireland once again, with the trip already in place prior to the departure of former boss Mick McCarthy, while a home Portman Road friendly is close to being announced.

That game is likely to fall the weekend before the opening game of the new Championship season. Next season’s fixtures are set to be announced on June 21.