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Match Preview: Ipswich Town

24 August 2012

Tractor Boys Visit Bloomfield Road

The last league win for the Tractor Boys in this fixture came nearly four years ago. Gary Taylor-Fletcher saw his late header crash off the bar as David Norris gave Ipswich a 1-0 win over Simon Grayson’s Seasiders.

The most recent of those came in September last year, when goals from Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Barry Ferguson saw The Tangerines run out 2-0 winners.

While Blackpool have never won at Portman Road, they’ve fared slightly better against Ipswich on home soil, recording three wins from the nine league fixtures played at Bloomfield Road.

Town will also be able to call upon summer signing Luke Chambers at the back against The Seasiders and 22-year-old Tommy Smith, who played in the Olympics for New Zealand.

in the league. Goalkeeper Scott Loach has been drafted in from Watford to try and shore up a defence which was the second leakiest in the division last season. th Jewell will be hoping for an improved campaign this time around after admitting his side were plagued by inconsistency last term, as they eventually finished 15

Ipswich now come into Saturday’s game with only one defeat in their last seven competitive fixtures and are also safely through to the second round of the Capital One Cup after beating Bristol Rovers 3-1.

Paul Jewell’s men came from behind to take a point against Blackburn Rovers on the opening day, before Michael Chopra’s last-gasp goal against Watford gave The Tractor Boys all three points on Tuesday night.

Blackpool welcome Ipswich Town to Bloomfield Road tomorrow, with both sides enjoying an unbeaten start to the new Championship season.

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