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Ipswich Town complete permanent Digby deal

Barnsley's Paul Digby has agreed a permanent move to Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed promising Barnsley defender Paul Digby on a permanent deal.

The 21-year-old joined Mick McCarthy's side on loan in January and made a good impression despite his time at Portman Road being disrupted by injury.

Digby has agreed a one-year deal in Suffolk, with the option of a further 12 months.

He moves on a free transfer and is Ipswich's second capture of the summer following the signing of Adam Webster from Portsmouth.

I’m really excited because I had a great time here before.

In finishing seventh we were a bit disappointed more than anything. I think a lot of teams would have been happy being that high up the table but we weren’t really satisfied with it.

I think we can push on this season so I’m really looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

I was always going to come back and there was never any doubts about that, so it was just about having my holidays and coming back to sign.

– Paul Digby, Ipswich Town

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Hero Robbie Brady sends Republic of Ireland through to Euro last 16

Republic of Ireland's Robbie Brady celebrates scoring Credit: PA

Norwich City's Robbie Brady was the hero as the Republic of Ireland beat Italy 1-0 to reach the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

The Canaries winger headed home Wes Hoolahan's cross in the closing stages in Lille, to send his team through to the last 16.

Ipswich Town's Daryl Murphy started the game but was substituted in the second half.

Ireland will play France in the next round on Sunday.

Luton Town to host Aston Villa in first round of EFL Cup

Luton Town will welcome Aston Villa to Kenilworth Road. Credit: PA

Luton Town have been handed a home tie against recently relegated Aston Villa in the first round of the League Cup.

Villa will visit Kenilworth Road on the week commencing August 8.

There's also a plum tie for Cambridge United who will host last season's Championship play-off finalists Sheffield Wednesday.

Ipswich Town take on Stevenage at Portman Road for the second year running, while Northampton Town travel to Barnsley.

Colchester United are on the road at Brighton and Hove Albion, but Southend United and Peterborough United have home ties against Gillingham and AFC Wimbledon respectively.

MK Dons travel to Newport County.

Norwich City will enter the competition at the next stage.

  • Barnsley v Northampton Town
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Colchester United
  • Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Ipswich Town v Stevenage
  • Luton Town v Aston Villa
  • Newport County v MK Dons
  • Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon
  • Southend United v Gillingham

East Anglian derby scheduled for opening month of the season

Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town will host Alex Neil's Norwich City on August 20. Credit: PA

Relegated Norwich City will begin their Championship campaign away at Blackburn Rovers.

The Canaries will head to Ewood Park on August 6, before facing Sheffield Wednesday at Carrow Road a week later.

Ipswich Town start with a home game against newly promoted Barnsley, while their first away fixture is at Brentford.

Fans of both clubs won't have to wait long for the first East Anglian derby of the season, with the first game at Portman Road scheduled for August 20.

A complete fixture guide will be published on our website shortly

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Ipswich Town to register name as a trademark

Ipswich Town to register its name as a trade mark Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ipswich Town Football club is looking to register its name as a trade mark, over a massive range of items.

Toilet paper, brooms, tooth brushes, beer and whiskey glasses, through to perfume sprays, coffee pots, romper suits for babies and ear muffs are among the many items covered by the four classes of items the club is seeking to lend its name to.

What are trademarks?

Companies, organisations and individuals apply to register names and logos as trademarks in order to identify the commercial source or origin of goods and services, and set their business and its products or services apart from those of others.

Trademark owners can enforce their trademarks as a means of preventing others from using identical, or even, in some cases, similar, names and logos .

Brady, Hoolahan and Murphy make Ireland squad but McGoldrick out

Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan and Daryl Murphy are all going to the Euros. Credit: PA

Norwich City pair Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan have been named in the final Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016.

Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy has also been picked but there's no place for his teammate David McGoldrick.

Ireland lost their final warm-up game to Belarus in Cork tonight.

They start their European Championship campaign against Sweden at the Stade de France on June 13.

Reports: Ipswich Town set to land highly-rated Webster

Adam Webster looks set to join Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town are reportedly closing in on the signing of highly-rated Portsmouth defender Adam Webster.

The 21-year-old has attracted interest from a host of Premier League and Championship clubs, but Town appear to have won the race for his signature.

Matt Clarke would join Portsmouth as part of the deal. Credit: PA

The deal would see Ipswich defender Matt Clarke move in the opposite direction.

Clarke spent time on loan at Fratton Park last season, making more than 30 appearances for the League Two club.

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