Colchester 1-2 TownWed 08th Aug 2012 21:33 Michael Chopra continued his rich vein of pre-season goalscoring form as he netted two first half goals in Townâ€™s 2-1 victory over Colchester at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. Clinton Morrison pulled one back for the Uâ€™s after the break.
Hutchings: Very Good Work-OutSat 04th Aug 2012 18:02 Blues assistant boss Chris Hutchings was delighted with Townâ€™s performance as they defeated Premier League West Ham 3-1 at Portman Road.
Town 3-1 West HamSat 04th Aug 2012 16:57 Goals from Michael Chopra (pen), Luke Chambers and Jason Scotland saw Town to a confidence-boosting 3-1 victory over Premier League new boys West Ham at Portman Road. The Blues were two goals in front at the break after dominating the first half, but the visitors hit back through Matt Taylor before Jason Scotland sealed it late on.
Reserves Hammer AFC SudburyWed 01st Aug 2012 21:41 Ronan Murray and Byron Lawrence both scored twice and Nathan Ellington and Mark Timlin once each as a Town reserves side won 6-1 at AFC Sudbury. Lee Boylan netted for the home side.
Ellington and Kourouma in Squad for SudburyWed 01st Aug 2012 14:57 Town have confirmed that Nathan Ellington, Cheick Kourouma, Arran Lee-Barrett, Jaime Peters, Ronan Murray and Jack Ainsley are in the squad for tonightâ€™s reserves friendly at AFC Sudbury (KO 7.45pm). Also included is 16-year-old Byron Lawrence, while fellow first-year scholar Michael Crowe, a Norwegian who joined the club over the summer from IK Start, travels as sub keeper and may get a run out at some stage.
Martin Again Missing for Southend TripTue 31st Jul 2012 13:01 Midfielder Lee Martin will again be missing when the Blues take on Southend in a pre-season friendly at Roots Hall this evening (KO 7.45pm). The 25-year-old has been suffering with a thigh problem throughout pre-season with his only involvement so far as a sub in the second half at Cambridge.
Chopra is in Squad for CambridgeWed 25th Jul 2012 17:07 Town striker Michael Chopra is in the squad for tonight's friendly at Cambridge United (KO 7.45pm). The 28-year-old frontman had initially been omitted from the list released by the club due to an administrative error.
Loach Back in Town Shirt at BraintreeMon 23rd Jul 2012 14:54 New goalkeeper Scott Loach will make his first appearance for Town since his days as an academy schoolboy when the Blues visit Braintree on Tuesday evening (KO 7.45pm). French pair Soualio Bakayoko, the left-back who was on trial during the Holland trip, and Cheick Kourouma, the free agent midfielder whose switch to Town has been delayed by red tape, are also in the squad.
Jewell to Split Squad for This Week's FriendliesSat 21st Jul 2012 10:59 Town boss Paul Jewell says heâ€™ll mix his squad up for this weekâ€™s two friendlies against Blue Square Bet Premier sides Braintree and Cambridge. Town take on the Essex club on Tuesday at their Amlin Stadium (KO 7.45pm) and the Uâ€™s on Wednesday (KO 7.45pm).