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Jonas Knudsen: Ipswich Town defender named in provisional Denmark World Cup squad

Jonas Knudsen will be hoping to force his way into Denmark's final squad. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town defender Jonas Knudsen has been named in Denmark’s provisional 35-man squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

The 25-year-old, who has three caps for his country, will be hoping to impress in upcoming friendlies against Sweden and Mexico before the Danish get their tournament underway against Peru on June 16.

Knudsen is the second Ipswich player to make a provisional squad after goalkeeper Bartosz Białkowski was called up by Poland last week.

Jack Ross has been heavily linked with Ipswich. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, St Mirren manager Jack Ross has admitted that there has been "communication" between his current club and Ipswich with regards to the managerial vacancy at Portman Road.

The 41-year-old, who was named Scottish Championship Manager of the Year after guiding the Buddies to promotion to the Scottish Premier League, is the current favourite with the bookies to replace Mick McCarthy at Town.

However, in an interview with Sky Sports, Ross insisted that as things stand, his focus remains on trying to build a competitive squad at St Mirren for next season.

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