Town fans mingle with players at Supporters’ Club

John Wark with Stowmarket fans Owen Jackson and Liam Crabtree
John Wark with Stowmarket fans Owen Jackson and Liam Crabtree
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Ipswich Town fans from the west of the county were among those who flocked to the club’s fourth, and biggest, annual Supporters’ Day to date.

Ahead of the home game with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, Blues supporters congregated in the Mulberry Tree public house in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, as the Official Ipswich Town Supporters’ Club hosted their biggest social event of the season.

A lively question and answer session was led by ex-Bury Town and former Ipswich midfielder Simon Milton.

Fans got their first chance to quiz new joint-managing director Ian Milne for the first time since Simon Clegg left last month, along with first-team players Anthony Wordsworth and Frank Nouble.

Questions ranged from Marcus Evans’ vision for the club and his commitment to the differences between playing for Colchester United and Ipswich Town.

BBC Radio Suffolk broadcast their pre-match magazine show Life’s A Pitch from the pub which included Free Press Ipswich Town columnist Russell Claydon speaking about Evans’ continued lack of a public persona.

After the match, which finished 1-0 to relegation-threatened Town, Stanton-based former Ipswich striker James Scowcroft joined Onehouse’s John Wark in signing autographs in the Legends bar. Current club captain Carlos Edwards, defender Aaron Cresswell and striker Michael Chopra were also on hand.

Chairman Liz Edwards, who organised the event with supporters’ club secretary Rita MacKenzie, said it had been a resounding success.