|Bialkowski Starts, McGoldrick on Bench Tue 29th Jul 2014|
Bartosz Bialkowski starts his first game for the Blues as Town take on Southend at Roots Hall in their penultimate pre-season friendly (KO 7.45pm). Striker David McGoldrick is on the bench and is set to make his return from his knee problems in the second half.
|McCarthy: It's Great to Have Options Mon 28th Jul 2014|
Boss Mick McCarthy has decisions to make at both ends of the field ahead of Town’s opening Championship game at home to Fulham a week on Saturday. Strikers Paul Taylor and Jack Marriott will be amongst those to come into the reckoning to partner Daryl Murphy up front, with David McGoldrick unlikely to start, while McCarthy is delighted to have plenty of options at the back.
|Gillingham 0-2 Town Sat 26th Jul 2014|
A goal in either half from Alex Henshall and Luke Hyam saw the Blues to a comfortable friendly victory over Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium. Henshall opened the scoring in the second minute with Hyam adding the second just after the hour.
|Colchester United 0-3 Town Wed 23rd Jul 2014|
Frank Nouble struck twice and Jack Marriott once as Town beat Colchester United 3-0 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. All the goals came in the second half after a lacklustre first period from the Blues.
|Colchester 0-0 Town - Half-Time Wed 23rd Jul 2014|
Town's pre-season friendly at Colchester remains goalless at the break. Paul Anderson came closest to netting for the Blues with an early diving header.
|Trialist on Bench for Town as Ambrose Starts for Colchester Wed 23rd Jul 2014|
Hungarian trialist Bálint Bajner is amongst Town’s substitutes for this evening’s friendly at Colchester United (KO 7.30pm). Ex-Blue Darren Ambrose is a surprise starter for the home side having joined the U's on trial.
|Town Announce Squad Numbers Mon 21st Jul 2014|
Town have announced the squad numbers for the season ahead with keeper Dean Gerken handed the number one shirt, new signing Jonathan Parr the number two and Tyrone Mings three, following Aaron Cresswell's departure for West Ham.
|Town 0-0 West Ham Wed 16th Jul 2014|
Town and West Ham played out an entertaining 0-0 draw in Portman Road’s only friendly of the summer. Jack Marriott and Cameron Stewart went closest to breaking the deadlock for the Blues in the first half, while former Blue Aaron Cresswell hit the bar on his return to his old club.
|New Signings Set to Face Hammers Wed 16th Jul 2014|
New signings Alex Henshall (pictured), Cameron Stewart, Jonny Parr and Bartosz Bialkowski are all expected to be involved in this evening’s only home friendly of pre-season against West Ham (KO 7.45pm).
|McCarthy Pleased to Start With a Win Sat 12th Jul 2014|
Town boss Mick McCarthy was pleased to get pre-season off to a winning start as goals from Paul Anderson, Darren McQueen, Tyrone Mings and Jack Marriott saw the Blues to a 4-0 victory at Shelbourne.
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