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Ipswich Town midfielder to miss rest of season with knee injury

Ward injury blow

Ipswich have announced that midfielder Grant Ward has been ruled out for the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

The 24-year-old will be out for nine months after being hurt in yesterday's game against QPR.

Town physio Matt Byard told the club's official website:

"Grant will see a specialist tomorrow and we will be guided from there. "It's a complete rupture of the cruciate in his left knee (ACL). We now know that and with that type of injury you are looking around a nine-month recovery period.

– Matt Byard



Teaching a football lesson as Town launch school ticket scheme

Chance to see the team under new boss Paul Lambert Credit: ITV Anglia

Ipswich Town have launched a scheme designed to bring new fans to Portman Road.

The schools ticketing scheme will see thousands of free tickets given away to to local schools.

There will be a ‘School of the Day’ for each league game and that school will receive a batch of adult and junior tickets to attend a designated fixture at Portman Road.

The scheme will kick off for the West Bromwich Albion game.

Speaking to the club's website, the club's marketing officer Dan Palfrey said: “We want to encourage youngsters to come to Portman Road and gain that football bug, hopefully they'll enjoy the experience with a parent or guardian and then maybe look to come back in the future.”

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