Braintree 0-1 Town XITue 24th Jul 2012 21:38 Nathan Ellington netted his first goal of pre-season as a Town XI beat Blue Square Bet Premier side Braintree 1-0 at Cressing Road. The home team will feel themselves unlucky not to have got something from the game having had the better of the chances and with Ellingtonâ€™s 25-yard second-half strike having taken a big deflection.
Leadbitter's Decision the Focus as Town Travel to DoncasterFri 27th Apr 2012 12:54 Rarely will the announcement of a Town team line-up have been as eagerly awaited as that at Doncaster on Saturday with Grant Leadbitterâ€™s inclusion or exclusion indicating whether the midfielder has decided to remain with the Blues or move on when his contract is up this summer. Town are already short of midfielders for their lunchtime clash with relegated Rovers (KO 12.30pm) with Luke Hyam injured, Lee Bowyer released and Lee Martin and Ryan Stevenson both having missed training due to injuries this week.
Hyam Out of Doncaster VisitThu 26th Apr 2012 13:53 Midfielder Luke Hyam will miss Saturdayâ€™s final game of the season at Doncaster due to the thigh injury he suffered in training last week. Lee Martin is a doubt with his groin strain, but Ryan Stevenson is back in training after suffering an Achillesâ€™ problem before being replaced at half-time against Millwall last week.
Midfielders Luke Hyam and Lee Martin are both expected to miss Saturday’s home game against Millwall having picked up niggles in training. Better news for Blues boss Paul Jewell, who is considering including 16-year-old Byron Lawrence as a sub, is that Richard Wright doesn’t require an operation on his knee problem, while Jimmy Bullard was back in training this morning.
Kennedy Hadn't Planned Coaching CareerThu 19th Apr 2012 19:25 Player-turned-coach Mark Kennedy has revealed that stepping across to the other side of the football fence was not something he always planned to do.
Jewell Already Eyeing Next Season as Blues Travel to Crystal PalaceFri 13th Apr 2012 13:48 Boss Paul Jewell admits that he already has half an eye on next season as the Blues go to Crystal Palace on Saturday with the current campaign over from a competitive perspective. Despite this, the Town manager is keen to end 2011/12 on a high note.
Jewell Confirms Edwards Took Pay CutFri 16th Mar 2012 08:43 Town boss Paul Jewell has confirmed that skipper Carlos Edwardsâ€™s new contract will see the 33-year-old take a big drop in wages. The Trinidadian has agreed new terms â€“ understood to be worth around half of his current deal - keeping him at Portman Road for another year with the option of a further season triggered after he makes a set number of league starts in 2012/13.
Kennedy Coaching at TownThu 01st Mar 2012 19:22 Blues manager Paul Jewell has revealed that left-back Mark Kennedy is working as a player-coach and is set to join the coaching staff permanently when he hangs up his boots in the summer.
Unchanged Town Looking for Four on the TrotFri 17th Feb 2012 14:19 Town boss Paul Jewell looks set to name an unchanged line-up when Cardiff City visit Portman Road on Saturday afternoon. The Blues will be out to win four league games in a row for the first time since the autumn of 2004.
Edwards Frustrated at Lack of New DealTue 07th Feb 2012 10:29 Right-back Carlos Edwards is reported to be frustrated that Town are yet to offer him a new contract. The 33-year-old Trinidadian is one of 11 players whose terms are up at the end of the campaign*.