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On this day in Town history: Counago scores twice in win over nine-man Rotherham

PUBLISHED: 10:33 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:33 04 October 2018

On this day in 2003, the Blues beat 10-man Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road

On this day in 2003, the Blues beat 10-man Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road in 2003Pablo Counago scored twice as the Blues beat Rotherham 2-1 at Portman Road in 2003

We begin today 15 years ago when Town beat nine-man Rotherham as Pablo Counago scored twice for the Blues in their 2-1 win at Portman Road, while the Blues drew 1-1 with Leeds United at Portman Road in 1980 with John Wark scoring for Town.

Alex Mathie scored as the Blues beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road in 1997 Alex Mathie scored as the Blues beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road in 1997

In 1997, Alex Mathie was the only goalscorer as Town beat Man City 1-0 at Portman Road to win their only second home league game at the start of the 1997-98 season

Jason Dozzell made his return in a Ipswich Town shirt on this day in 1997Jason Dozzell made his return in a Ipswich Town shirt on this day in 1997

In the same game, Jason Dozzell made his second Town debut, after returning to the club from Tottenham, while Mark Lambert scored in Town’s 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday at Portman Road in 1969.

And finally former Town midfielder Mark Brennan was born on this day in 1965, he made over 200 appearances and scored 25 goals for the Blues between 1983 to 1988.

Ipswich Town take on a Wigan Athletic side including a number of familiar faces tomorrow. ANDY WARREN takes a look.

Today we start a special countdown to Christmas, Ipswich Town style, with the 12 Greats of Christmas - a rundown of the 12 greatest Town players who’ve ever laced on boots, culminating on the big day itself with the Blues’ best-ever.

Ipswich Town have taken up their option to extend Freddie Sears’ contract until the summer of 2020.

Jon Nolan is back in the team under Paul Lambert. STUART WATSON spoke to the midfielder about Paul Hurst’s sacking, stepping up to the Championship and the visit of Wigan.

Paul Lambert will continue to ‘protect’ talented midfielder Teddy Bishop as the youngster strives for fitness following a long injury lay-off.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says he won’t sanction any player departures until he has signed the players he wants in January.

Former Ipswich Town striker Marcus Stewart has asked to leave Bristol Rovers following the departure of Darrell Clarke this morning.

Signing strikers will be a top priority for Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert in January. ANDY WARREN looks at names who could fit the bill for the Blues.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features a goal from Tony Mowbray in a European triumph, plus a victory over Leeds United.

Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s visit of Wigan Athletic.

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