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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Non-league teenagers get Ipswich Town chance

PUBLISHED: 09:48 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:48 27 February 2013

Ade Yussuf

Ade Yussuf

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NON-LEAGUE duo Jordy Nkunga and Ade Yusuff will be given another chance to impress the Ipswich Town management at Queens Park Rangers, this weekend.

Defender Nkunga, who has been impressing at Evo-Stik Southern Premier side, St. Neots, and striker, Yussef, who recently left the Saints to join their league rivals, Banbury, turned out for Town’s under-21s team in their 4-3 win over Colchester on Monday night, having already trained with the club.

The duo, both 19, are full-time students at Kettering-based Tresham Academy and represent the under-21 development squad there, playing in the Conference Reserve League.

They both held their own in the game, in which Frank Nouble scored a hat-trick for the hosts, and made a significant enough impact, under the watchful eyes of Mick McCarthy, Terry Connor and the Blues’ Under-21 coach Mark Kennedy, to be named in Saturday’s squad.

Yusuff was at Stevenage, before being released in April, while Nkunga has had spells at Midlands outfits, Walsall and West Brom.

Fellow trialist Victor Zapata-Caicedo featured for the reserves from the bench, the Tottenham Hotspurs youngster having spent the week training with the club at Playford Road.

The Colombian-born striker was brought up in Hackney and scored a hat-trick in Spurs’ recent under-18s game, against West Brom, a game they won 4-0.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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