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29 July 2022

"We want to make Portman Road a fantastic place to come and watch football"

Kieran McKenna hopes Town's home form can be the platform for a successful 2022/23 season for the Club.

The Blues begin the new League One campaign against Bolton on Saturday afternoon, with a crowd of over 27,000 expected to be in attendance at Portman Road.

Town's boss expects tomorrow's game to be an entertaining one against a Trotters outfit who were in fine form for the second half of last campaign.

"It’s a weekend to really look forward to," said Kieran. "In a fairly short space of time, we’ve had some fantastic home atmospheres, turnouts and performances. We’ve had some good days and we’re hungry for more.

"We want the season to build on the form at Portman Road. We want to make it a fantastic place to come and watch football, and to watch an exciting team who play attractive football and win a lot of games. That’s what we want for the season and hopefully that starts tomorrow. 

"I think they’re [Bolton] a very good team. In the second half of last season, their form was really good. Their points-per-game was right up there in the league. 

"They are very well-coached, they have a good style of play, they have a good philosophy of how they do things and they’ve recruited very well. If you put all of that together then it makes for a good team who I’m sure are going to be one of the dominant teams in the league.

"It should make for an exciting game. It’s got an extra dimension to it with it being the first game, so we’ll have to see how the two teams settle and how quickly they can find their rhythm." 

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