2017-18 club-by-club guide: Ipswich Town

NEWSATDEN looks at all of Millwall’s 23 opponents ahead of the 2017-18 Championship season.

Next up, Lucas Ball casts an eye over Ipswich Town.

Nickname: The Tractor Boys

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Stadium: Portman Road (30,300)

Club website: www.itfc.co.uk

Nearest train station: Ipswich

Postcode: IP1 2DA

Title odds (Sky Bet): 80/1

Last meeting: Championship – Millwall 1-3 Ipswich Town (January 17, 2015)

Last season:

Position: 16th in Sky Bet Championship

Goals for: 48

Goals against: 58

Top league goal scorer: Tom Lawrence (11)

2017/18 transfers:

Ins: Joe Garner (£935k); Tom Adeyemi (free); Bersant Celina (loan); Emyr Huws (undisclosed); Dominic Iorfa (loan)

Outs: Paul Digby (free); Christophe Berra (free); Brett Pitman (undisclosed); Josh Emmanuel (loan); Kieffer Moore (loan); Giles Coke (released); Leon Best (released); Jonathon Douglas (released)

Former Millwall manager Mick McCarthy has been busy in the transfer window and could add Shaun Cummings to his squad after the defender’s contract with the Lions expired at the end of June.

Young right-back Dominic Iorfa joined the Tractor Boys on loan from Wolves and Manchester City prospect, Kosovo international Bersant Celina, will add competition in midfield after also signing a loan deal.

Tom Adeyemi and Emyr Huws both arrived from Cardiff City after the latter had a successful loan spell with Ipswich in the second half of 2016-17. Norwich’s rivals struggled to a disappointing 16th-place finish last season.

The last time the sides met two goals in the opening 15 minutes from Noel Hunt put Ipswich in control, before Jonathan Parr scored in the second half after Magaye Gueye had pulled one back before half-time.

Millwall vs. Ipswich Town (August 15, 2017)

Ipswich Town vs. Millwall (April 2, 2018)

Graphic: @ShedCreative