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Bishop Returns as U23s Host Cardiff
Monday, 5th Nov 2018 11:04

Town’s top-of-the-table U23s face Cardiff City at Portman Road this afternoon with Teddy Bishop returning to action after his hamstring injury (KO 1pm).

In addition to the midfielder, Toto Nsiala and Barry Cotter will also be in the team.

Gerard Nash’s side will bear the name of their new sponsor, the University of Suffolk, having been without one since the end of 2016/17 when the deal with Servest ended.

The young Blues are currently unbeaten in 10 and are top of the Professional Development League Two South table by four points.

Entry to the Cobbold Stand only is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions, while season ticket holders and members will be admitted free.

Meanwhile, academy second-year scholar striker Tommy Hughes has joined Bury Town on loan.

The 18-year-old made his debut in Saturday's 2-1 Bostik League North home defeat to Aveley.

Bury manager Ben Chenery thanked the Blues for allowing the youngster to join his club.

"I would like to thank Ipswich for once again allowing us to take one of their young players on loan.

"Last season we had Jack Lankester and Brett McGavin with us and I think Ipswich saw the benefit that it gave to both players in playing competitive Isthmian League football, with Jack now making first-team appearances in the Championship this season.

"Tommy came into the side on Saturday and showed plenty of energy and did well up front for us in his first game, and hopefully it will benefit both him, us and also Ipswich.

"I would like to thank Alan Lee and the staff at the Ipswich academy for their help once again and I hope we can continue a good partnership with them"

U23s: Wright, Cotter, Clements, McLoughlin (c), C Smith, Nsiala, Bishop, El Mizouni, K Brown, Folami, Lankester. Subs: Marshall, Egan, Ndaba, McGavin, Dobra.

Cardiff: Hall, McKay, Coxe, Duffus, Brown, Bodenham, Wootton, Veale (c), Babatomiwo, Waite, Evans. Subs: Pryce, Burwood, Humphries, Martin.

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Ryorry added 11:49 - Nov 5
Delighted to hear it - very good news - enjoy yourself Bish!

keighleyblue added 11:49 - Nov 5
can't we have that as 1st team sponsor too?

itfcserbia added 11:50 - Nov 5
So much better name of the sponsor on U23s shirts than the first team.

iaintaylorx added 11:57 - Nov 5
Nsiala can’t have impressed PL. Good to see Cotter back in though and can’t wait for Bish to get that form back from a few years ago! COYB!

frantblue added 12:04 - Nov 5
Great for bish coming into a winning team and mentality help him find fitness form and get so precious minutes in his legs ready for the first team


rugbytomc added 12:55 - Nov 5
Bishop is a talented player. But he keeps getting injured. I've heard that like Andy Carrol, he doesn't like doing the pre-hab and re-hab and strength and conditioning work required to keep those injuries down. I hope that's not the case or if it was, Lambert coming in has or will change that. Would be great to see a midfield 3 of Huws, Bishop and Dozzell instead of Skuse, Chalobah and Downes (ok neither one of those sets of 3 has any balance to it but judging by the shots the latter 3 took on saturday, we'd be better off with the prior 3!)

herfie added 12:56 - Nov 5
Good news for Bish. Wish the lad the best of luck for a successful run out today; hopefully a major step towards full and sustained fitness. Once again, if he can stay right, it’s like adding a new player to PL’s squad. Hope, also, that Huws isn’t too far behind him!

ArnieM added 13:22 - Nov 5
Good luck TB .... hurry up and get fit. The senior squad needs you .

Warkys_Tash added 13:38 - Nov 5
Now is the time for this talented player to kick on and actually restart his senior career or risk disappearing altogether like the talented Josh Carson.

Remember him bursting onto the scene around thecsame time as Wickham?

timkatieadamitfc added 13:42 - Nov 5
What a difference he would make if he could come back and stay fit for rest of season, we can only hope.

masetheace added 13:45 - Nov 5
Maybe a few more will be keen to get off the treatment table now that Hurst has gone !!!

Pilgrimblue added 14:25 - Nov 5
Fantastic news so fingers crossed that he remains injury free, just tired.

Interesting to see how Toto compares with Smith and good that Folami has returned.

braveblue added 15:18 - Nov 5
So we are now blaming Hurst for injuries taking too long to heal. Classic!!

dirtydingusmagee added 15:19 - Nov 5
would be great if he can get back to playing ,got doubts about him though, he seems to be one of those players that have the skills but but never stay fit long enough to put them to use.Some players are just injury prone,im not knocking him . Huws looked a good signing but it has never gone further than lifting the pen really.Would be a big plus if he were fit.Lets hope both these players get back to full fitness soon.We certainly need them .

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