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Happy Birthday Richard Wright

Richard Wright
Richard Wright had three separate spells at hometown club Ipswich. Credit: PA

Many happy returns to former Ipswich and England goalkeeper Richard Wright, who is enjoying an Indian summer warming the bench at Premier League champions Manchester City. Wright turns 35 today.

Also celebrating with some birthday fireworks this Bonfire Night is ex-Liverpool defender Rob Jones (41).

Rob Jones
Jones made 185 league appearances for Liverpool before a knee injury forced his retirement at 27. Credit: PA



Ipswich began hunt for new boss 'weeks ago'

Ipswich Town chief executive Simon Clegg has revealed that the club began a tentative search for a replacement for boss Paul Jewell several weeks ago.

Jewell left the Suffolk side earlier today after they sank to the bottom of the Championship.

I don't want to give too much away at this moment in time but we do realise that the next appointment is a very important one for us.

Already Marcus [Evans, the club's owner] and I have been brainstorming for a number of weeks what would happen if we got to this scenario.

We're not waking up this morning completely cold going in to trying to find a new manager.

That process, in some respects, has started by the identification of the various candidates and now those discussions will be ramped up going forward.

– Simon Clegg, speaking to Ipswich's official website
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