Matchday Recap: Town out of Trophy after shootout loss

Kayden Jackson in action against Arsenal U21s.

Kayden Jackson in action against Arsenal U21s. - Credit: Steve Waller - stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town are out of the Papa John's Trophy after losing to Arsenal's Under 21s on penalties.

The Blues have reached the last 32 of the competition, making it out of their group along with Colchester, with the young Gunners standing between them and a sport in the last 16.

“It’s a big week for us this week with three competitions," said manager Paul Cook, speaking after Sunday's 2-1 victory over Crewe and ahead of cup games with Arsenal tonight and Barrow in the FA Cup on Saturday.

“We want to do well in all competitions.

"It’s something that we suggested to the players, if we could put three wins together this week it would give everyone a lift around Portman Road going into Christmas and post-Christmas.

"We’ve done one hurdle (Crewe) and we’ve got two big ones to go.”

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