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First Teamers and Trialist in Action Against West Ham
First Teamers and Trialist in Action Against West Ham
Tuesday, 22nd Nov 2011 10:16

First-team squad regulars Daryl Murphy, Nathan Ellington, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Reece Wabara are all set to feature in this afternoon’s behind-closed-doors reserves friendly against West Ham at Playford Road. While there’s been no official confirmation from Town, we understand that Icelandic trialist Teddy Bjarnason will also be involved.

Mark Kennedy, Tommy Smith, Luke Hyam, Jack Ainsley, Shane O'Connor, Cormac Burke and Joe Whight are also set to play, while schoolboy Byron Lawrence, 15, who manager Paul Jewell recently tipped for a first team debut this season, is on the bench.

Murphy is now over the hamstring he pulled in the reserves game against Arsenal, but winger Lee Martin is out of today’s match with a minor niggle having initially been down to play.

Fans were initially invited along to the game but there was a change of heart, presumably because of the potential involvement of trialists on either or both sides with there being significantly less red tape if they play in matches with no spectators present.

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MaySixth added 10:40 - Nov 22
I would like to see a few players give 110% and put their hands up for selection for the Reading game.

Forget the cold, forget the lack of a crowd - play for your club, your wage and, most importantly, your pride.

tellitasiseeit added 10:45 - Nov 22
I was right?

DiamondGezzer added 11:44 - Nov 22
Maysixth :- Make you right, but if they did, it'd probably be a seasons first for most of them !

Mark added 12:46 - Nov 22
With the first team having lost four in a row, so many of these players should be pushing on to challenge for a first team place.

With the exceptions of Emmanuel-Thomas, Joe Whight and Byron Lawrence, I reckon the whole lot listed in the article will be gone by the summer.

tellitasiseeit added 23:52 - Nov 22
Mark agree but add Cody Cropper to your list this guy is doing a great job at ipswich and would not be surprised to see him loaned out to get more playing time.I think Paul Jewell has him in his plans some where along the line?

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