George Hirst is one of a number of strikers under consideration by Ipswich Town this summer. The 23-year-old Leicester City forward spent last season on loan in League One with Portsmouth, where he netted 15 times in 46 appearances. All of his goals came in a 33-game spell after the start of November.
Ipswich Town are still having talks with Kayden Jackson over the possibility of the forward staying at the club, according to a report from the East Anglian Daily Times. It is understood that the Blues are keen to keep the forward at Portman Road this summer following his renaissance during the second half of the previous campaign.
AFC Wimbledon suffered a further setback in their bid for survival last weekend as they conceded a late draw against arch-rivals MK Dons, a real kick in the teeth for the Wombles. Under the stewardship of Mark Bowen though, there are promising signs and he will be hoping to guide his side away from the relegation zone after managing to do so with Reading during the 2019/20 campaign.
Ipswich Town have been in good form of late and are now on a push for the play-offs as they currently sit ninth in the league and five points from the play-off positions. Last weekend, the Tractor Boys got a huge win over fourth placed Plymouth which makes them now unbeaten in 11 and gives them great momentum going into this game.
Ipswich Town loanee Macauley Bonne has endured a reasonably mixed period at Portman Road thus far, in a loan spell of two halves. Despite the Tractor Boys’ struggles in the early stages of the season, the Queens Park Rangers man thrived and scored 11 goals in his opening 15 league appearances, setting them on a course to recovery as he became a real favourite of former manager Paul Cook.
Joe Pigott is the only out and out number nine at Ipswich Town with a contract running beyond the end of the season. Ipswich Town will be hoping that their heavy investment in the 2021 summer window will be enough to have largely built a squad that can be competitive towards the top end of League One, heading into the 2022/23 campaign.
We have drawn four of our last six games, and five of our last eight. And the reason why we are not going away with three points every game is because we are not scoring enough goals. Football is essentially a simple game so let’s keep it that way.
Ipswich Town forward Kayden Jackson is unlikely to feature again for the club this season after picking up a hamstring injury in last weekend’s clash with Portsmouth. Jackson was replaced on the stroke of half-time at Portman Road by Macauley Bonne. The Tractor Boys were unable to find a winning goal in the second-half of this aforementioned fixture as they were forced to settle for a point in front of their supporters.
Samy Morsy and Kayden Jackson hit second-half goals as Ipswich won 2-0 at Fleetwood. Morsy struck after 71 minutes, sweeping home Wes Burns’ pass, and Jackson sealed the win 10 minutes later with a cool finish. The victory extended their unbeaten run to seven matches while the hosts’ search for a win stretched to nine games.
Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna has revealed that Tyreece Simpson has been dealt an injury set-back following his two-goal display for the Under-23s on Monday. Simpson, recalled from an 11-goal loan spell at League Two side Swindon Town in January, scored twice on Monday as Kieron Dyer's in-form U23s beat Swansea 4-1 at Playford Road.
Ipswich Town goalkeeper Christian Walton has backed striker Joe Pigott to rediscover his goalscoring form for the club sooner rather than later. Pigott joined Ipswich from AFC Wimbledon back in the summer transfer window, after scoring 20 goals in 45 league games for the Dons last season. The current campaign has been far less prolific though, with Pigott finding the net just three times in 25 appearances in all competitions for the Tractor Boys, with the last of his goals coming in October.
Star stopper Christian Walton has urged struggling striker Joe Pigott to take heart from the resurgence of other players on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first team. Pigott was brought in last summer from AFC Wimbledon after a sparkling season in which he plundered 22 goals. He was expected to be the man who would fire Town to promotion glory, but was replaced in the starting line-up by the red-hot Macauley Bonne early in the campaign and has thus far struggled to make an impact.
Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna has told the East Anglian Daily Times that he will continue to look to rotate his side’s forward options moving forwards. At present the Tractor Boys have an embarrassment of attacking options, with the likes of Joe Pigott, James Norwood, Macauley Bonne, Conor Chaplin, Sone Aluko, Bersant Celina, Kayden Jackson and Tyreese Simpson being at the manager’s disposal.
He has largely been left kicking his heels on the sidelines since his summer transfer but Kieran McKenna believes Joe Pigott will get a run of games in his Ipswich Town side – and has backed him to take it. The 28-year-old was expected to have a big role to play at the Suffolk club following the Blues being said to have beaten off Championship interest to sign him as a free agent after leaving AFC Wimbeldon.
Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna says it's 'not impossible' that teenage striker Tyreece Simpson gets into the side during the second half of the campaign. Academy graduate Simpson was due to be on loan at Swindon Town for the duration of this season, but after scoring 11 goals for the promotion-chasing Robins he was recalled to Portman Road on January 23.
Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna has told the East Anglian Daily Times that Kayden Jackson and Joe Pigott still have large enough roles to play this season. Macauley Bonne and James Norwood find themselves in regular contention for the Tractor Boys under McKenna, with the aforementioned duo struggling to pave their way to regular football.
Ipswich Town boss Kieran McKenna has insisted strikers Kayden Jackson and Joe Pigott will both have important roles to play between now and the end of the season. Macauley Bonne and James Norwood have topped the striking pecking order since McKenna’s arrival in the middle of December, though Jackson came into the side at Wimbledon on Tuesday night and helped lay on the opening goal of a game Town went on to win 2-0.
Joe Pigott left AFC Wimbledon after three years to join the Blues under Paul Cook. He now finds himself on the fringes of the first team, but could he be recalled tonight, as Town face his former club in the southwest of the City of London? Pigott played 137 times for our hosts and scored 47 times, which is an impressive goalscoring ratio.
Ipswich Town striker Tyreece Simpson says he is sad to have been recalled from his loan spell at Swindon Town. The 19-year-old scored 11 goals in 30 appearances for the promotion-chasing League Two side, including one in Saturday's 1-1 home draw with Bristol Rovers. However, Town announced yesterday that they had cut short the academy graduate's season-long loan stint at The County Ground.
Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna has suggested he will freshen up his team for tomorrow's League One visit of Accrington Stanley. The Blues boss has named the same outfield XI for all three of his opening games in charge, but is ready to shuffle the pack slightly following last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Bolton.