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Ipswich Town drawn away to Exeter City in Carabao Cup

PUBLISHED: 11:26 15 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:13 15 June 2018

Exeter City made the League One Play-Off Final last season. Photo: PA

Exeter City made the League One Play-Off Final last season. Photo: PA

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Ipswich Town have been drawn away to Exeter City in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

David Norris scored twice when Ipswich Town won at Exeter City in the Carabao Cup first round back in 2010. Photo: PagepixDavid Norris scored twice when Ipswich Town won at Exeter City in the Carabao Cup first round back in 2010. Photo: Pagepix

Plymouth aside, this 500+ round trip to Devon was the longest possible journey the Blues could have been handed in the south section of the draw – which was conducted in Vietnam this morning.

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The Grecians finished fourth in League Two last season and went on to lose to Coventry City in the Play-Off Final. Long-serving manager Paul Tisdale subsequently departed and has been replaced by Matty Taylor.

Town last faced Exeter back in August 2010, goals from Ronan Murray and David Norris (2) securing an extra-time win that kick-started a run to the semi-finals of the League Cup.

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Extra-time has been scrapped this season, with matches going straight to penalties if level after 90 minutes. And those shoot-outs will return to the traditional method of each team taking turns following last season’s trial with the ABBA system.

First round ties will be played in the week beginning August 13.

The Blues have exited this competition to lower league opposition in five of the last seven campaigns.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

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Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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