Treat for mascot Miller

By Derek DavisTHERE was a surprise treat in store for six-year-old Ipswich Town supporter Tommy Miller when he met the team bus at AIF Mjallby's Strandvallen Stadium last night.

By Derek Davis

THERE was a surprise treat in store for six-year-old Ipswich Town supporter Tommy Miller when he met the team bus at AIF Mjallby's Strandvallen Stadium last night.

The young Blue was instantly made the team mascot and allowed into the inner sanctum with Joe Royle's squad.

He met all the players, including namesake Tommy Miller the midfielder, listened to the team talk and led the side onto the lush pitch in the seaside town of Hallvic.


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Young Miller, whose middle name is Portman after the Town stadium, was part of a group of fans who made the trip with Gemini Travel, via ferry from Harwich to the Danish port of Esbjerg.

Dad Harry from Haverhill, said: “It was totally impromptu gesture by Joe and the team but absolutely brilliant.”

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The group who are staying in Malmo, intend travelling across to Copenhagen today to take in a football tournament and then move on to Helsingor on Sunday to see Town's second friendly.

There will be more football on Monday when they watch Malmo in the league and on to Trelleborg for the Blues' final game on this tour.

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