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Fans remember Town's Kevin Beattie

Alan Hunter who played alongside Kevin Beattie holding up the Beat's shirt number. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fans paid tribute to former Town legend Kevin Beattie during Ipswich's home game against Brentford.

Flowers were left at the foot of the Sir Bobby Robson statue at Portman Road to honour the 'Beat'.

Many took a moment to reflect on what they've lost and members of Ipswich's Official Supporters Club laid their own floral tribute before kick-off as they remembered the star they idolised the most.

"Kevin Beattie was an icon, the word legend is under used. He was the iconic player that came through the youth team. he changed the shape of the team, it's a long, long time ago and I think everyone should be respectful and remember and we have done that tonight."

– Mark Ramsay, Ipswich Official Supporters Club
Flowers left at the foot of the Bobby Robson statue at Portman Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The front cover of the match day programme carried the number six shirt made famous by Beattie, while another replica was brought out by his main central defensive playing-partner Allan Hunter, on a night when many of Town's heroes came together.

They played to packed houses in their pomp. Less than fifteen thousand chose to be present to share in the club's commemoration.

Remembering Kevin Beattie Credit: ITV News Anglia

Members of Kevin Beattie's family were guests on the night.

His daughter Emma led the teams out with the match ball, and joined the line of legends to join in with the minute's applause.

A first win under manager Paul Hurst would've marked the perfect night for Ipswich fans.

Instead they had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Kayden Jackson's equaliser, his first goal for the club, helping to salvage a point.