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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Re-watch today’s Mick McCarthy’s press conference pre Ipswich Town v Sunderland

PUBLISHED: 14:37 25 September 2017

A disappointed Mick McCarthy at Elland Road Picture Pagepix

A disappointed Mick McCarthy at Elland Road Picture Pagepix

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Ipswich Town face newly-relegated Sunderland in a Championship clash at Portman Road tomorrow night (7.45pm ko).

Blues boss Mick McCarthy spoke to the press ahead of that match at lunchtime today and you can re-watch the question and answer session here.

Town lost 3-2 at table-toppers Leeds United on Saturday to slip to seventh in the standings, but there were plenty of positives to take from the performance.

Sunderland, playing outside of the top-flight for the first time in a decade, have made a slow start to life back in the Championship under new boss Simon Grayson.

The Black Cats have just one league win to their name so far, an early 3-1 win at Norwich, and sit in the relegation zone ahead of their 550-mile midweek round trip to Suffolk.

They lost 2-1 at home to Cardiff at the weekend, having already been defeated by Leeds, Barnsley, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest. They’ve drawn against Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Hull.

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.

Midfielder Cole Skuse believes he is ahead of schedule after undergoing a minor operation on the knee injury which is expected to keep him out for eight weeks.

Freddie Sears knows Ipswich Town must add goals to their team, with the January transfer window just around the corner.

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