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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Teenage prodigy Drew Kemp to make Ipswich Witches debut

PUBLISHED: 14:28 15 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 15 August 2018

Drew Kemp will make his Ipswich Witches debut on Thursday. Picture: CAROL DOWNIE

Drew Kemp will make his Ipswich Witches debut on Thursday. Picture: CAROL DOWNIE

The Ipswich Witches face a stern test at Foxhall tonight as they face the Glasgow Tigers in the Championship (7.30pm).

After a frustrating break in racing following last week’s rain-off at Foxhall against Berwick, the Suffolk side are back in the thick of the action with three meetings in three days against play-off rivals.

First it is home and away ties against Glasgow, who currently sit third in the table.

The Witches welcome in local lad Drew Kemp at reserve for his Ipswich debut. Kemp turned 16 last Saturday and has been in scintillating form in the National League with Mildenhall in his first season going from a 3.00 average to 9.03.

He is a rider who many fans can’t wait to see in Witches colours after years of watching him practice at Foxhall before and after meetings.

Captain Danny King is again replaced with a guest, with Lakeside’s Richard Lawson coming in at number five.

Hawkins says

Team manager Ritchie Hawkins said: “Over the two meetings we need to take more points than them. We need to win at home and make sure they don’t take a point and then try and get something at Glasgow as well.

“It is a massive three meetings for us, our season rests on these three meetings. A bad result on Thursday and it is pretty much game over. A good result and we are right in the mix.

“Thursday will be Drew’s debut and there is no pressure on him. As good as he has been and as talented as we know he is we can’t expect too much from him.

“It is a really big meeting for him to come into but he is in great form and is an immense talent who we are lucky to have and it is a massive boost for everyone.”

The teams

Ipswich: 1. Rory Schlein 9.32 (c) 2. Cameron Heeps 6.55 3. Nico Covatti 6.81 4. Mark Riss 5.16 5. Richard Lawson (g) 8.90 6. Coty Garcia 4.04 7. Drew Kemp 2.00. Team Manager: Ritchie Hawkins

Glasgow: 1. Craig Cook 9.93 2. Nathan Greaves 4.32 3. Chris Harris 8.07 (c) 4. Paul Starke 5.60 5. Claus Vissing 7.39 6. James Sarjeant 4.16 7. Jack Thomas 2.31 Team Manager: Cameron Brown

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Paul Lambert is confident Ipswich Town can quickly overturn their five point deficit if they continue the progress they have made in the early weeks of his reign.

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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