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.
Southend 2-1 TownTue 31st Jul 2012 21:55 Town fell to their second pre-season defeat in two games as early goals saw Southend to a 2-1 victory at Roots Hall. Kane Ferdinand had already spurned one opportunity when he opened the scoring in the sixth minute, the Republic of Ireland U19 international heading in the second off Luke Chambers’s knee five minutes later. The Blues’ reply was a Bryan Gunn-esque own goal from Mark Phillips after the break.
Jewell: No New Approach From VillaSat 28th Jul 2012 17:59 Town boss Paul Jewell says the Blues have heard nothing more from Aston Villa regarding left-back Aaron Cresswell. Villa’s chief executive Paul Faulkner contacted his Blues counterpart Simon Clegg regarding the 22-year-old's availability earlier in the week.
Luton 2-0 TownSat 28th Jul 2012 17:09 A headed goal from a set piece in each half from Hungarian centre-half Janos Kovacs consigned the Blues to a 2-0 friendly defeat at Luton. Michael Chopra came closest to scoring for the Blues when his first half header struck the post.
Cambridge 0-2 TownWed 25th Jul 2012 21:37 Michael Chopra netted two goals at the Abbey Stadium for the second year running as Town beat Cambridge United 2-0. It was a much-improved display from the Blues with both goals coming in the second half.
New Signings, Martin, Cresswell and Delaney in Squad for CambridgeWed 25th Jul 2012 14:38 New signings Scott Loach and Massimo Luongo are included in tonight’s squad for the friendly at Cambridge United (KO 7.45pm), along with Lee Martin who has missed out so far due to a thigh injury. Aaron Cresswell and Damien Delaney are both in the squad despite being linked with moves to Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest respectively.
Doncaster's Friend LinkedWed 25th Jul 2012 13:56 Town are again being linked with Doncaster defender George Friend, who was reportedly a Blues target a year ago. Middlesbrough have had a fee accepted for the 24-year-old and a deal is expected to go through in the next couple of days. However, Rovers boss Dean Saunders believes other clubs could still move for Friend with Nottingham Forest - now managed by ex-Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll - said to be amongst them.
Villa's Cresswell Move at Early StageWed 25th Jul 2012 09:49 TWTD understands that Aston Villaâ€™s move for Blues defender Aaron Cresswell is still very much in its early stages. Last night, national newspaper reports claimed a deal which would see the 22-year-old on his way to Villa Park could be completed within the next 24 hours, however, that appears unlikely to be the case.
Villa Linked With Â£3.5m Move for CresswellTue 24th Jul 2012 23:05 Aston Villa are looking to sign Town left-back Aaron Cresswell for a fee of £3.5 million, according to reports. The 22-year-old was the Blues’ Player of the Year last season having signed from Tranmere last summer.
Cresswell: Goal Was a Bit of a FlukeFri 20th Jul 2012 08:14 Left-back Aaron Cresswell admitted that his 83rd minute equaliser during last night’s 1-1 draw with Den Bosch had been a bit of a fluke, his freekick hitting the wall before beating the keeper.