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Jackson knows the importance of derby clash... ‘It’s huge, no two ways about it’

PUBLISHED: 09:49 28 August 2018

Kayden Jackson, is aware of the importance of the derby clash on Sunday Picture Pagepix

Kayden Jackson, is aware of the importance of the derby clash on Sunday Picture Pagepix

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The importance of Sunday’s clash with rivals Norwich City is not lost on striker Kayden Jackson as he gears up for his first taste of the East Anglian derby.

Luke Chambers celebrates scoring a late goal at Norwich last season. But the game ended 1-1 as City equalised in injury time. Can Town at last get a win against their rivals? Picture PagepixLuke Chambers celebrates scoring a late goal at Norwich last season. But the game ended 1-1 as City equalised in injury time. Can Town at last get a win against their rivals? Picture Pagepix

Ipswich Town take on their Norfolk neighbours still looking for a first win under new manager Paul Hurst and sitting bottom of the Championship table after five matches of the new season.

The game at Portman Road now takes on added significance with the Blues’ new era yet to fully take off, with Jackson fully aware of just how much a win against the old enemy would mean to a fanbase starved of success over their local rivals since April 2009.

“It’s huge, no two ways about it because we need the win,” he said.

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“We want to win for ourselves and for the fans as well because we know how they feel about derby games. I can assure everyone we as players know exactly what it’s like to be wanting your team to get the win in a derby.

“We’ll be going into it giving our all and we will work harder and be better than we have been.

“I may be new to it (the Ipswich v Norwich rivalry) but at the end of the day I’m a football fan and I know what it’s all about.

“I’ll be looking to enjoy it as much as possible and the only way we’re really going to be able to do that is by getting the three points.”

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In the lead-up to Sunday’s game Jackson will have a full week of training with his new team-mates for the first time since his move from Accrington, which the 24-year-old believes will be hugely beneficial.

“For me personally I’ve not had a proper week’s training with the boys since I moved here because of the midweek games, but we’ve got that now and I’m sure we’ll get things right in time for the derby game.

“We’ve got a group of players here who are working hard to get things right and I know that win will come.”

Jackson made his first Championship start in the 2-1 loss at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and now he’s hungry for more.

“It’s been good but (Sheffield Wednesday) was only my second 90 minutes since May,” he said.

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“I’m still working hard to try and get my fitness and sharpness there. A full week of training will really help with that.

“Going forward I want to play more minutes and help the team get the points, wins and goals we deserve.

“I’m looking forward to a hard week of training and going again on Sunday.”

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

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