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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

U’s boss McGreal seeks advice from George Burley

PUBLISHED: 14:24 06 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:29 06 December 2018

Former Ipswich Town and Colchester United boss, George Burley. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Former Ipswich Town and Colchester United boss, George Burley. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Colchester United boss, John McGreal, has been seeking advice from former Ipswich Town and U’s manager George Burley, during the recent break from competitive action.

The U’s are riding high in third spot, the final automatic promotion place, going into Saturday’s home match against Football League basement dwellers Macclesfield.

His side have not had a game for 10 days, since a 1-0 success at Forest Green Rovers last Tuesday week, but McGreal is always on the look-out for new ideas, hence his discussion with Burley.

“I had a meeting with George Burley last week,” revealed McGreal.

“It was a chance to get ideas off him, and to learn off him.

“George has been there and done that. He’s managed at international level (with Scotland), managed abroad and won promotion (with Ipswich).

“It’s the best way for me to keep improving, to speak to people like George.”

Andy Warren looks ahead to Ipswich Town’s clash with Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

Every day in the run-up to Christmas, we’re counting down Ipswich Town’s greatest-ever players, culminating in the Blues’ best featuring on Christmas Day.

In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to December 21, 2004, when Darren Bent took Ipswich to the top of the Championsip on Christmas Day, after beating Wigan 2-1 thanks to his 89th-minute winner at Portman Road.

Captain Luke Chambers wants his Ipswich Town future sorted sooner rather than later but knows the club’s precarious position means he may have to be patient.

Paul Lambert believes striker Ellis Harrison has something to offer his side as the Welshman works towards full fitness.

Callum Connolly expects to take on an Ipswich Town side ‘playing with freedom’ when he makes his return to Portman Road tomorrow afternoon.

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson wants to sign Ipswich Town loanee Jordan Graham as soon as the January transfer window opens.

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

Ipswich Town’s East Anglian Derby visit to Norwich City will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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