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Pictures: Excitement builds ahead of Manchester United v Ipswich Town tie

Around 4,800 Ipswich Town fans have made the trip to Old Trafford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Around 4,800 Ipswich Town fans have travelled to Old Trafford in the hope of seeing their team cause a League Cup upset against Manchester United.

17 coaches left Portman Road earlier today.

Ipswich Town will be hoping to cause an upset at the theatre of dreams tonight. Credit: ITV News Anglia


Mata acknowledges Ipswich Town threat ahead of League Cup showdown

Ipswich Town travel to Manchester United tonight. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town will be hoping to cause an upset when they head to Manchester United in the Capital One Cup tonight (September 23).

Town will be backed by 4,800 travelling fans at Old Trafford.

Juan Mata says that Manchester United will have to be at their best. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata says that the home side will have to be at their best if they are to progress to round four.

"On Wednesday we start in the Capital One Cup against Ipswich Town.

They are a historic team in English football and I'm sure it won't be an easy game for us."

– Juan Mata, Manchester United

Elsewhere, Norwich City host West Brom while MK Dons take on Southampton.

Ipswich Town duo McCarthy and Fraser up for monthly awards

Mick McCarthy is up for the Manager award. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy and summer signing Ryan Fraser have been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager and Player of the Month awards.

Town have made a flying start to the season and have taken 10 points from their opening five games to sit third in the league.

Much of that success has been down to the form of Fraser who's scored twice and set up three more since arriving from Bournemouth.

Ryan Fraser has been in superb form for Ipswich Town since his arrival from Bournemouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

McCarthy is up against Brighton and Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton, Hull City's Steve Bruce and QPR man Chris Ramsey while Fraser will have to see off competition from Brighton's Kazenga LuaLua, Birmingham midfielder Stephen Gleeson and Burnley defender Michael Keane.


Matt Clarke signs new Ipswich Town deal

Matt Clarke extends his contract at Town until 2017 Credit: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town's Matt Clarke has signed a new contract that will keep him at Portman Road until 2017, with the option of an additional 12 months.

The 18-year-old defender is currently on loan at Portsmouth until January and has made seven appearances for Pompey this season.

“I’m looking to improve as a player and playing games week in, week out is going to help me do that.

Playing for Portsmouth has been great for me but I see my future at Ipswich. My goal is to get to a standard where the gaffer feels he can put me in his team here.”

– Matt Clarke

Ipswich Town manager McCarthy happy with transfer business

Mick McCarthy is happy with his summer business. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says that the club won't be adding any new players ahead of this evening's transfer deadline.

Town are happy with their summer dealings after bringing in Australian winger Tommy Oar and Polish defender Piotr Malarczyk last week.

McCarthy did admit that he could let winger Alex Henshall leave the club though.

Alex Henshall could leave Portman Road. Credit: PA

“That’s it for us. We have a strong squad, certainly the strongest we’ve had since I’ve been at the club.

Alex (Henshall) is available for transfer. He is not going to get in front of the other lads here and it’s time he moved on. I’ve told him that.”

– Mick McCarthy, Ipswich Town manager
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