350 police officers will be on the streets of Ipswich tomorrow ahead of the first East Anglian derby in 3 years
The East Anglian derby returns this weekend, and to celebrate many players past and present have been taking the ice bucket challenge.
There was late drama for both of our teams in The Championship last night ahead of their meeting in the East Anglian derby at the weekend.
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 made a big impact during his time on loan at Norwich back in 2008, scoring 7 goals in 16 appearances.
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.”
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 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."
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 boss Mick McCarthy has signed a new three-year deal with the club.
McCarthy, who took over at Portman Road, from Paul Jewell in 2012, penned the new deal which will keep him in Suffolk until 2017.
More details on the club website.
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
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.