Matchday Live: No way back for Blues after Nsiala red and Joao double

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 25 August 2018

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon

Ipswich Town take on Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon

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Ipswich Town are in Championship action this afternoon as they head to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday. (3pm)

“I’ve got friends who have told me they want Sheffield Wednesday to win, but not by too many. My family want me to win... I think they do, anyway!” Hurst said.

“It’s a nice occasion for me, but I’m not getting too wrapped up in it. It will be a special moment to lead a team out at Hillsborough, but when that whistle goes it’s game on and we’re looking to get that first victory.”

Born and raised in Sheffield, Hurst was a regular at Hillsborough along with his dad and brother during the ‘80s. There’s only one thing on his mind though and that’s securing his first win in charge of the Blues.

“They were my team growing up,” said the 43-year-old. “The first one was Gary Bannister and Gary Shelton when they reached the semi-final of the FA Cup (‘83) – I wasn’t allowed to go, I had to go swimming while my dad went down to Highbury! Then there was Brian Marwood, a very good team, and I watched them lose at Villa Park (in the FA Cup semis, ‘86) against Everton. Obviously they then won the (League) Cup with John Sheridan’s goal (in ‘91).

Born and raised in Sheffield, Hurst was a regular at Hillsborough along with his dad and brother during the ‘80s. There’s only one thing on his mind though and that’s securing his first win in charge of the Blues.

“They were my team growing up,” said the 43-year-old. “The first one was Gary Bannister and Gary Shelton when they reached the semi-final of the FA Cup (‘83) – I wasn’t allowed to go, I had to go swimming while my dad went down to Highbury! Then there was Brian Marwood, a very good team, and I watched them lose at Villa Park (in the FA Cup semis, ‘86) against Everton. Obviously they then won the (League) Cup with John Sheridan’s goal (in ‘91).

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