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GETTING TO KNOW: Ipswich Town

The Tractor Boys finished 2nd in League One...

13 June 2023

Club News

GETTING TO KNOW: Ipswich Town

The Tractor Boys finished 2nd in League One...

13 June 2023

Following their promotion back to the Championship, we take a look at Ipswich Town ahead of their return to the division.

Stadium: Portman Road
Capacity: 30,311
Year Formed: 1878
Nickname: The Tractor Boys
Most League Appearance: Mick Mills - 737
Most Goals: Ray Crawford - 218
Record League Win: 11-0 v Cromer – 31 October 1936
Record League Defeat: 1-10 v Fulham – 26 December 1961

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Last Five Years

2022/23: 2nd in League One – 98 points 
2021/22: 11th in League One – 70 points
2020/21: 9th in League One – 69 points
2019/20: 11th in League One – 52 points
2018/19: 24th in Championship – 31 points

 

Manager – Kieran McKenna

McKenna led the Tractor Boys to promotion back to the Championship, in just his second season in first team management.

The former midfielder began his career in the youth system at Tottenham Hotspur, but at the age of 22, he was forced to retire from football due to an ongoing hip injury.

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Kieran then went into coaching with Spurs, managing their Under-18s, before departing for Manchester United and their 18s group.

Under Jose Mourinho, McKenna was promoted to assistant manager at Old Trafford, in what would be his final role at the club, as he would be appointed Ipswich Town manager in 2021.

His first season saw Ipswich finish 11th in League One, in what would be a stepping stone for next season, as the Tractor Boys would accumulate 98 points and secure automatic promotion.

 

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Connections:

Notable names to have connections between the two clubs through playing are Conor Chaplin, David McGoldrick, James Scowcroft, Richard Keogh, Terry Butcher and Jay Tabb.

 

Coventry v Ipswich Town Head-to-Head:

Games won: 25
Games drawn: 25
Games lost: 38

 

Last Time We Met – Ipswich Town 0-1 Coventry City – League One - March 2020

A goal in the first half from Matty Godden took the Sky Blues five points clear at the top of League One.

Liam Walsh’s through ball to the striker saw Godden turn and strike the ball past Norris and extend City’s unbeaten run to 14 games.

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The fixture was also the final one to be played for the Sky Blues in the 2019/20 season, before Covid-19 curtailed the League One season.

Sky Blues Xl: Marko Marosi (GK), Fankaty Dabo, Dom Hyam, Kyle McFadzean, Michael Rose, Sam McCallum, Liam Kelly (C), Liam Walsh, Jamie Allen (Jordan Shipley 67’), Callum O'Hare (Zain Westbrooke 85’), Matty Godden (Amadou Bakayoko 78’).

Unused Subs: Ben Wilson (GK), Josh Pask, Ryan Giles, Max Biamou.

 


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