|Mills: Management Change Came Just in Time Tue 14th May 2013|
Blues legend Mick Mills believes that Town would have struggled to hold on to their Championship status had they left it any longer before changing managers. Mick McCarthy took over on November 1st after Town had slumped to the bottom of the table on seven points under Paul Jewell, who had left by mutual consent the previous month.
|McCarthy Confirms Player Exits Tue 07th May 2013|
Boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed the exits of midfielders Lee Martin and Andy Drury and keeper Arran Lee-Barrett and that striker Michael Chopra and midfielder Jay Emmanuel-Thomas have been made available for transfer.
|Emmanuel-Thomas: Time for New Adventure Mon 06th May 2013|
Midfielder Jay Emmanuel-Thomas says it’s “time for a new adventure” having been told he can move on by the Blues. The 22-year-old and striker Michael Chopra have been informed that they can leave Portman Road this summer if offers come in, despite having a year left on their contracts.
|McCarthy: Summer Recruitment Key Mon 06th May 2013|
Manager Mick McCarthy says this summer’s player recruitment will be crucial if Town are to challenge at the right end of the table in 2013/14. The Blues ended this season’s successful battle against relegation with a 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday.
|Debut Duo Delighted Sat 04th May 2013|
Jack Marriott and Tyrone Mings were both delighted to make their Town debuts, despite the Blues falling to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley. Meanwhile, at the other end of an Ipswich career, Lee Martin’s Blues exit appears to have been confirmed by his team-mates.
|Drury and Lee-Barrett Released Sat 04th May 2013|
TWTD understands that Andy Drury and Arran Lee-Barrett have been told they will not be offered new contracts by the Blues, while Lee Martin has been handed a new deal on significantly reduced terms. Manager Mick McCarthy met with the members of his squad whose contracts are up at the end of the season over the last few days.
|McCarthy: Players Will Still Want to Win at Burnley Fri 03rd May 2013|
Town boss Mick McCarthy expects his players to show their competitive nature at Burnley on Saturday, despite having secured their Championship place for another season by beating Birmingham last weekend (KO 12.45pm). The Blues manager has promised changes to his team for the final game of the 2012/13 campaign.
|Loan Trio Want to Stay Fri 03rd May 2013|
Manager Mick McCarthy says loan trio Daryl Murphy, Jay Tabb and Guirane N’Daw all want to stay at Portman Road with the Blues boss keen to keep his current squad together for the 2013/14 campaign.
|Tabb Set to Stay With Town Mon 29th Apr 2013|
Jay Tabb looks set to become one of this summer’s first permanent additions to the squad with the Blues having offered the on-loan midfielder a contract, we understand. Recently manager Mick McCarthy said he had spoken to the 29-year-old and was keen to keep him at Portman Road.
|Town 3-1 Birmingham Sat 27th Apr 2013|
Carlos Edwards, Luke Chambers and Daryl Murphy were on target as Town finally confirmed their place in the Championship for 2013/14 with a 3-1 home victory over Birmingham. Edwards hammered in a stunning strike in the sixth minute, Chambers headed in the second on 17 and Murphy added the third before Chris Burke pulled one back late on for the visitors.
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