Here we go again. A new season and this tie the big kick off is accompanied by an amazing feeling of positive expectation.
With 10 new signings Mick McCarthy has assembled a squad of artisans, grafters and artistes, which could prove to be serious promotion contenders.
Reading is a tough opening test for Town but one which could tell us so much – bring it on!
Reading Team News:
Danny Williams is a doubt for the Royals
Player to watch: Adam Le Fondre
A good finisher either as a starter or sub.
IpswichTown Team News:
Jay Tabb is likely to start against his old club.
Arron Cresswell is a big concern for Town with an injury likely to force him out of the first game of the season – ironic after he played every minute of every game last season.
Tyrone Mings is his likely replacement, although he is feeling a bit under the weather as well.
Luke Hyam is another doubt with a groin strain, while Anthony Wordsworth is struggling with a hamstring problem.
Player to watch: Davis McGoldrick
McGoldrick has been on fire in pre-season
Match Facts & Stats
Happy to take a draw at Reading. 1-1.