Ultimate QuaranTeam Cup dossier: Ipswich Town


Melbourne Victory’s Mouad Zwed will host Ipswich Town’s Josh Blunden in the first round of the Ultimate QuaranTeam Cup on Monday evening. 

The clash, which has been named the Jim Magilton Derby, will be streamed on Twitch; click here to catch the action

For those not familiar with the Tractor Boys, here are some handy facts:

  • Ipswich currently sits mid-table in EFL League One, the UK’s third tier. 
  • Former Victory gaffer Jim Magilton played over 250 games for Ipswich and spent a further three years there as manager
  • Mick Mills is the record appearance-maker for Ipswich with 741 first-team matches, Leigh Broxham has some ground to make up here!
  • One of the Tractor Boys’ greatest ever wins was a 5-3 victory over Bolton in the 1999/2000 Play Off Semi-Final, which included a Jim Magilton hat-trick.

The opposition

Josh Blunden is confident of getting the job done: “I can win it, absolutely. I’ve played a lot of the top guys before. They’ve beaten me, and I’ve beaten them – no-one stands out among the field.”

Player to watch

James Norwood: the burly forward is Ipswich’s top scorer with 11 goals this season. 

James Norwood FUT card

Predicted XI

GK: Holy
DEF: Vincent-Young (RB), Chambers and Woolfenden (CB), Garbutt (LB)
CDM: Huws, Downes
Wingers: Lankester, Jackson
CAM: Judge
ST: Norwood

Formation: 4-2-3-1