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Norwood and Judge at Playford Road
Wednesday, 3rd Jul 2019 11:26

New striker James Norwood and midfielder Alan Judge joined their team-mates at Playford Road this morning having been given additional time off at the start of pre-season training.

Norwood, signed on a free transfer from Tranmere last month, was handed the further week and a half’s break having been involved in his former club’s successful League Two play-off campaign, while Judge was similarly allowed the extra few days having played for the Republic of Ireland in June.

The Blues’ new frontman posted a video of his arrival at his new club on Instagram bearing the legend ‘First day at school’.

Norwood will get straight into action at what’s likely to be a sweltering Playford Road, while Judge’s involvement will be more limited due to the broken wrist he suffered in Ireland's Euro 2020 qualifier in Denmark.

The Town squad fly out to Germany for their 12-day training camp tomorrow with their first friendly against Paderborn at the Stadion Laumeskamp in Delbrück on Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, former Blues defender Paul Digby has joined League Two Stevenage from Forest Green Rovers, while ex-midfielder Adam McDonnell has moved from Aldershot to Boreham Wood.

Elsewhere, released Rotherham defender Dominic Ball, who was linked with Town earlier in the summer, has signed for QPR.

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runningout added 20:15 - Jul 3
Just got my xmas card from Luke Chambers, missed my house and went 3 doors down

ITFCsince73 added 21:08 - Jul 3
Vanisleblue2. Where have the “ new” signings come from?

ITFCsince73 added 21:13 - Jul 3
I was expecting loads of outfield signings at this stage....but 1.....

TBT added 06:05 - Jul 4
Marcus is far too busy concentrating on the successful parts of the ME Group, he’s long since forgotten about this dwindling subsidiary. Another Summer of slashing the wage bill to limit the losses will probably be followed by the same outcome. The fall down in talks on Bart with Millwall is a disaster to PL as Marcus instructed him to shed the biggest wage before making any significant signings. This business plan mirrors Coventry City and Notts County, not anybody like Norwich who bounced straight back. So sad.

dirtydingusmagee added 07:50 - Jul 4
Linkboy13 , contain yourself lad, we have to get out of Lge1 first . That could be a problem .Just saying !.

dirtydingusmagee added 07:55 - Jul 4
Midastouch ,get your facts right Adeyemi used ''Dial a ride'' community transport .

dirtydingusmagee added 07:58 - Jul 4
DifferentGravy, Micks gone too, yer Micks out .

Razor added 10:49 - Jul 4
Oh we do have some clever people already having a go at our skipper and thinking they are funny---well you are NOT and I think he will lead us up this year and will always support him if he has the Suffolk Punch on his badge.

Could we have some more positivity PLEASE----criley we have just got the leagues top goalscorer on board for a start-----or did you clever funny types not notice.

oldbri added 11:21 - Jul 4
well said , Razor

midastouch added 12:10 - Jul 4
Chambers is the biggest joker going in the team, he loves banter, see here: What's the harm in having some fan banter among us on here too? It's just a joke to say somebody cut in front of Chambers' parking space. Chambers is a great captain, he would bleed blue if you cut him. I've defended him many times saying as much. He does drop a few clusters at the back but hopefully he'll be fine for League One. I wouldn't mind him staying on in some capacity with the club even after he retires. I even think he might have the right credentials to become a good manager after he hangs up his boots. I bet if I saw Chambers on a Monday morning and cracked a joke about something from his performance at the weekend he'd take it well as most practical jokers know how to take it as well as give it. It's just a bit of fun. I know sometimes the comments about Chambers and Skuse can be a bit hard hitting but it's all about different opinions and points of view on here. Surely it's to be expected for the Captain to have faced some stick after our worst finish in over 60 years? I'm sure Chambers would recognise that. It's good to poke a fun and try and have a laugh during the dark days as it makes the bad times a bit more bearable. Our fans have been so positive, they were even clapping them off the pitch when we got relegated. Some teams would be out to lynch the players in that situation but that's not the ITFC way. Get on Twitter and see how vile some of the trolls are on there. We're a relatively civilised bunch on here I'd say. Chambers has got thick skin, he won't lose no sleep over a few of us fans having a bit of fun over his car parking skills I'm sure! If he did then he wouldn't be made of tough enough stuff to be our Captain in the first place. Chambers is a great leader no doubt about it. But like it or not he is a bit like Marmite among some sections of the ITFC fans as whenever a club gets relegated the senior players tend to come in for a lot of flack. But I think we've gone relatively easy on them, we've been way more positive overall as a fanbase than 9 out of 10 other clubs would be. Don't take my word for it, Lambert has said as much on several occasions last season.

midastouch added 12:14 - Jul 4
Laughter is the best medicine.

ITFCsince73 added 15:23 - Jul 4
Agree with a lot you say Midastouch.
Just makes me wonder how after the worst season in 60 odd years the captain carries on with the job in hand.
The argument that both Skuse and Chambo have been picked by all previous managers is flawed to say the least.
We havnt been at this low point for over half a century.
Yet the captain and his vice carry on....

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