Town to host Southend in FA Youth Cup next week
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Ipswich Town’s Under 18 side will host Southend United in the first round of the FA Youth Cup next week.
Adem Atey’s Baby Blues, who were knocked out by Cardiff City in the third round last season, will play the Shrimpers at Portman Road on Tuesday, November 3, with a 2pm kick-off.
The game will be behind closed doors, but the club are exploring the possibility of streaming the action.
It’s possible that some of Town’s exciting youngsters could feature in the game - the likes of midfielders Liam Gibbs and Tawanda Chirewa both qualify.
Town have a strong history in the competition, having lifted the trophy back in 2005, when Bury St Edmunds schoolboy Ed Upson scored the winner against a star-studded Southampton side which featured the likes of Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott.