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18 August 2020

Town manager Paul Lambert was pleased with what he saw as his side began their pre-season with two victories over Colchester United this evening.

Blues faced The U's in what has become a regular summer fixture between the sides, and overcame their A12 neighbours 4-0 and 1-0 respectively - both games being 75 minutes long.

It was Town's first match since they faced Coventry City in March, but Paul told iFollow Ipswich that he was impressed with the levels of performance in both games: "there was some really good football played," he said.

Match Reports

Colchester 0 Town 4

18 August 2020

"We dominated both games but had the goals to go with it which is a good sign. Five months is a very long time to not play football, so credit to the guys for playing as they did.

"After that amount of time you don't know exactly what shape the lads will come back in, so they have done really well and worked hard to get to where they are.

"We're a good side when we play like that."

Match Reports


18 August 2020

Some Town players such as James Norwood [groin] and Tomas Holy [shoulder] missed out on an opportunity to return to action at the JobServe Community Stadium due to injury, and Paul gave an update on their fitness.

"Tomas is working his way back and that's good for us" he added.

"we've got him to come back, plus Cornell [David] has arrived and the younger lads [Harry Wright and Adam Przybek] deserve credit for their performances.

"James is going through his rehab, and that's basically still from his injury last season.

"Jon Nolan also has a calf injury, but overall the lads are getting there and that's the most important thing."

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