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6 July 2019

Roberts and Jackson on target but Blues lose pre-season opener

Town fell to a 3-2 defeat against Bundesliga side SC Paderborn 07 in their opening match of pre-season.

Jordan Roberts and Kayden Jackson scored for Paul Lambert's side at the Stadion Laumeskamp in Delbrück, Germany.

Blues started brightly but were 3-0 down by the 34th minute thanks to clinical finishing from Paderborn's Kai Pröger, Tobias Schwede and Babacar Gueye.

Town pulled one back, though, nine minutes before half-time as Roberts chased down shot-stopper Michael Ratajczak before blocking his attempted clearance into the net from close range.

Jackson again reduced the deficit as he stepped up and converted a penalty he had won himself in the 76th minute. 

Lambert's men enjoyed plenty of possession - and moved the ball around impressively -for the remainder of the contest without creating any clear-cut opportunities.

Town are next in action when they take part in the Intwerwetten Cup in Meppen, Germany, next Sunday.

Town first half: Holy, Emmanuel, Nsiala, Woolfenden, Kenlock, Skuse (c), Dobra, Bishop, Lankester, Dozzell, Roberts.

Town second half: Bialkowski, Donacien, Chambers (c), Ndaba, Nydam, Downes, Huws, Rowe, El Mizouni, Clements, Jackson.

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