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Match Preview | Ipswich Town

19 August 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Ipswich Town

19 August 2022

Shrewsbury Town welcome Ipswich Town to Montgomery Waters Meadow this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One.

The Tractor Boys currently occupy the top spot in League One with three wins and a draw so far this campaign.

Tuesday night saw them beat Burton Albion away, with Marcus Harness scoring the winner in the 60th minute. Last weekend, they enjoyed a 3-0 win against Milton Keynes Dons at Portman Road. First-half goals from Wes Burns and Marcus Harness followed by a second-half addition from Conor Chaplin helped them to sustain their impressive start in the league.

In their Tuesday night fixture, Shrewsbury earned a point at home to Derby in a 0-0 draw. A 2-1 away win at Wycombe Wanderers last weekend meant Salop secured their first league win of the season. A Matthew Pennington equaliser was made even better when Luke Leahy converted a penalty towards the end of the game to turn the game around.

This will be the 30th game between Ipswich and Shrewsbury. Last season the home fixture ended in a 1-1 draw and Ipswich won the game at Portman Road 2-1. The Tractor Boys finished that season in 11th place, with Kieran Mckenna taking over the club in December 2021.

Name: Ipswich Town

Stadium: Portman Road

Founded: 1878 (143 years ago)

Chairman: Mike O’Leary

Manager: Kieran McKenna

Record win: 11-0 vs Cromer, FA Cup, 1936

Record defeat: 10-1 vs Fulham, First Division, 1963

Highest League finish: First Division Runners up in 1974/75, 1980/81 & 1981/82.

One to watch: Wes Burns

Winger Wes Burns ended the last season as the club's top scorer on 13 goals. The Welsh international - who made his debut in the Nations League this year - joined Ipswich in June 2021. Burns was on the scoresheet in the 3-0 win at home to Milton Keynes Dons, opening the scoring after just five minutes for his side.


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