Ipswich Town winger Stephen Hunt takes on the challenge.

Rivals take on ice bucket challenge

The East Anglian derby returns this weekend, and to celebrate many players past and present have been taking the ice bucket challenge.

Live updates

Ex Norwich loanee Lita aims to earn Ipswich Town deal

Lita celebrates scoring while on loan at Birmingham City.
Lita celebrates scoring while on loan at Birmingham City. Credit: PA

Former Norwich City loanee Leroy Lita will feature for an Ipswich Town XI in a friendly against Braintree tonight.

The striker is a free agent after leaving Premier League side Swansea City, and will aim to impress Town boss Mick McCarthy at the Amlin Stadium.

Lita enjoyed a successful loan spell with Norwich City back in 2008.
Lita enjoyed a successful loan spell with Norwich City back in 2008. Credit: PA

Lita made a big impact during his time on loan at Norwich back in 2008, scoring 7 goals in 16 appearances.

Read more: Mings offers to buy new shirts for fans

Advertisement

Ipswich Town land Notts County keeper Bialkowski

Bartosz Bialkowski will compete with Dean Gerken for the number one spot.
Bartosz Bialkowski will compete with Dean Gerken for the number one spot. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed Notts County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski for an undisclosed fee.

The Polish stopper has agreed a two-year deal at Portman Road, with the option of a further 12 months.

Bialkowski will compete with Dean Gerken for the number one spot, and will help fill the void left by Scott Loach who joined Rotherham United earlier this summer.

“I’m really happy to be an Ipswich Town player,” he told the club's official website.

“It’s been going on for a while and when that happens, you can get worried sometimes but I was always confident it would get done.

As soon as I heard they (Ipswich) definitely wanted me, my mind was made up straightaway.”

Greene King "delighted" to rekindle Ipswich Town association

The Suffolk brewer Greene King has rekindled their association with Ipswich Town Football Club.
The Suffolk brewer Greene King has rekindled their association with Ipswich Town Football Club. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Suffolk brewer Greene King has rekindled their association with Ipswich Town Football Club.

A new five-year deal will see IPA become the Club's official beer and they'll sponsor the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand.

"We were shirt sponsors for a number of years. I've just walked along the corridor where they've got the shirts," Greene King managing director Chris Houlton said.

"And around half of them have got Greene King logos on them so we're absolutely delighted to be back. We had a period where we weren't together but we're back now for five years so we're absolutely delighted".

Ipswich snap up former Palace defender Parr

Jonathan Parr has signed a two-year contract at Portman Road.
Jonathan Parr has signed a two-year contract at Portman Road. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town have signed former Crystal Palace defender Jonathan Parr on a free transfer.

The 25-year-old was released by the London club at the end of last season, and has signed a two-year contract with the Tractor Boys.

He will help fill the void left by Aaron Cresswell, who joined Premier League side West Ham United last week.

Norwegian international Parr helped Palace reach the Premier League, and has targeted a return with Ipswich.

"I spoke to a number of clubs but I had a good feeling about Ipswich." Parr told the club's official website.

“I watched Ipswich play last season and they looked a good team. The manager told me what we wants from his team and how he’s looking to be pushing for a place in the top six.

“That’s where I want to be. Everyone wants to play at the highest level and I’ve joined Ipswich to help the Club get in the Premier League."

Advertisement

East Anglian derby fixtures re-scheduled on police advice

The East Anglian football derby between Ipswich Town and Norwich City has been re-scheduled on police advice. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The East Anglian football derby between Ipswich Town and Norwich City has been re-scheduled on police advice.

It was due to be played at Portman Road, Ipswich on Saturday 23 August but has now been moved to noon on Sunday 24 August.

It's the first East Anglian derby since 2011 after Norwich City were relegated from Premier League.

The return fixture in Norwich in February will now kick off at 2pm instead of 3pm on 28 February for the same reason.

Ipswich Town pre-season friendlies

Ipswich Town will wrap up their pre-season programme with a trip to Leyton Orient on Saturday, August 2. Blues will kick-off against last season’s beaten League One Play-Off finalists at 3pm, at the Matchroom Stadium (better known as Brisbane Road).

  • 12 July - Shelbourne (A) 3pm
  • 16 July - West Ham (H) 7.45pm
  • 23 July - Colchester (A) 7.30pm
  • 26 July - Gillingham (A) 3pm
  • 29 July - Southend (A) 7.45pm
  • 2 August - Leyton Orient (A) 3pm

Loach wastes no time in finding new club after sealing Rotherham United switch

Scott Loach could come up against Ipswich Town next season for Rotherham United.
Scott Loach could come up against Ipswich Town next season for Rotherham United. Credit: PA

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Scott Loach has wasted no time in finding a new club after sealing a switch to newly-promoted Championship side Rotherham United.

The 26-year-old left Town by mutual consent earlier this afternoon.

Loach has signed a two-year deal in South Yorkshire.

Read more: Loach heads for the Ipswich exit door

Load more updates

Advertisement

Today's top stories