Only three Championship teams will spend more time on the road than Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town fans will be clocking up the miles in the Championship next season.

Ipswich Town fans will be clocking up the miles in the Championship next season. - Credit: Ashley Pickering

Ipswich Town’s players and fans will cover nearly 8,000 miles in pursuit of Championship glory in 2015/16, with only 12 of the 72 Football League clubs spending more time on the road.

Figures released by the Football League show Mick McCarthy’s side will travel a combined 7,985 miles for their 23 Championship away games, which equates to a thousand miles further than a round trip to New York in the United States.

Town’s total puts them fourth in their division and 13th across the three leagues, with an average round-trip of 347 miles compared to a Championship average of just 278 miles.

League Two sides Carlisle and Plymouth top the Football League table and will each travel more than 11,000 miles over the coming nine months, while Brighton are the highest Championship club with 8,787 miles to cover. The Seagulls, Middlesbrough and Cardiff are the only teams needing to travel further than Ipswich.

In contrast, League One favourites Sheffield United will travel just 3,966 miles in what is a largely northern-based third tier, with Chesterfield also travelling less than half as far as Town. The bottom 14 teams on the list all play in League One.

Colchester United sit one place below Ipswich in the travel distance table, in 14th, and will cover just 69 miles less than their near neighbours in the coming season.

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