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8 September 2020

"It’ll be a good game of football...they'll be raring to go"

Town's first team coach Matt Gill is expecting a tough test tonight [kick-off 7:45pm]  against Arsenal U21 in the EFL Trophy.

Blues begin their campaign in the southern section at Portman Road against a young Gunners side, while Gillingham will host Crawley in the other Group B fixture.

"I think it’ll be a tough game," Matt told iFollow Ipswich. "Arsenal always develop good young players and they’re now in a position where they are giving opportunities to young players.

"If you look at the likes of [Bukoyo] Saka, [Joe] Willock and [Eddie] Nketiah that went back from Leeds - they’ve all had opportunities in the first team.

"Having worked in an U23’s environment, that’s the motivation that the players need. I think they’ll be raring to go.

"You’d imagine they’ll play similar to the first team. It’ll be a good game of football and we need to make sure that we attack it in the same way [as Saturday]."

Tonight's game will be available to stream on iFollow for £10, with Blues retaining 100% of the revenue.

For more information and to purchase a match pass for Town's EFL Trophy opener, click here.

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