Town frontman opens up on return to the Club, the early stages of the season, an iconic number and more...
An emotional interview with Macauley Bonne features in Saturday's matchday programme for the visit of Shrewsbury Town.
The Blues striker discusses the return to his hometown club, why the number 18 shirt means so much to him, and the importance of achieving success at Portman Road.
The matchday programme will be available from 10am at Planet Blue tomorrow morning, or from 1.15pm from the blue programme kiosks dotted around the stadium.
A preview of the full feature with Macauley is available below:
On the number 18 shirt:
"...It all came about in the summer when we chose shirt numbers.
"I've never really been asked which shirt number I would like, but James Pullen [kitman], asked me which one I wanted. The number means so much to me and it just felt right. It gives me a boost because it's not just a number to me...it's personal to me and my family."
On achieving success at Town:
"...I have to do something big for the Club this season.
"It's not just for me, but because I know people who love the Club and I want to make everyone proud. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm a loan player, because I get a bit carried away with the passion. Ultimately, I love scoring goals, I love winning, and I love Ipswich Town."
The matchday programme costs £3.50. Also included in tomorrow's edition:
- Stranded! with Scott Fraser
- Black History Month: we take a look at the career of Steve Stacey
- Junior Blues: activities for the younger Town fans
- Champions 1961/62: remembering a remarkable campaign
- Opposition: a closer look at Shrews
- Manager and CEO columns