Matchday Recap: Town fall to defeat in Trophy opener

Jon Nolan opens the scoring for Town.
Picture: Steve Waller
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Ipswich Town were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal’s Under 21s this evening.

Paul Lambert’s men will be hoping for a repeat performance after beginning their season with a 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup on Saturday.

Arsenal’s Under 21s visit this evening for the two sides’ opening Group J clash, with the four-team pool also including Crawley and Gillingham.

Ipswich were knocked out in the third round by Exeter last season, with the Blues looking to better that this time around in a competition which brings a Wembley final.

“I think I said last year that I like the competition, I think it’s great for those boys to get opportunities” coach Matt Gill said.

“Probably Idris El Mizouni got a loan off the back of it [at Cambridge United], which is all you can ask for with that youth development head on. Ultimately we want them to be play first-team football to help us, whenever that may be.

“It’s a positive competition as far as that’s concerned and I’m sure people will get an opportunity this year.”

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