Jonny Williams plays first-half on comeback as England international Ings grabs hat-trick
The Wales international joined Blues from Crystal Palace on a season loan in August but a ligament injury while playing for the Eagles in a friendly at Farnborough had sidelined the midfielder until today.
Williams played the first-half against the Reds, with Conor Grant, Andre Dozzell and Paul Digby also in Gerard Nash’s team. Andre took a bang to the head and received treatment at half-time but got through the game which was watched by a crowd of 1330.
“We are looking to get another friendly arranged this week and we’ve another U23 game before we play Blackburn so we will look to get Jonny involved in one or both of those games,” Town boss Mick McCarthy told the Club website.
“Jonny is injury free but being fit and being fit to play Championship football is a different thing altogether.
“If he comes through okay then we hope to have him in the squad for Blackburn.”
England international Danny Ings scored early in the first-half and then added two more late on to complete his hat-trick at Portman Road in what was the opening fixture in Blues’ Premier League Cup campaign. Huddersfield and West Brom are also in a group of four with games played home and away against each opposition.
As expected Liverpool dominated possession but Blues worked hard and Michael Crowe produced a number of good saves to keep Town in the game until Ings sealed the win.