A little over seven years ago, Nick Pope was a college student and a part-time milkman turning out in the Essex and Suffolk Border League after his dream of playing for Ipswich Town was ended. Now he is heading to the World Cup.
The future of Mick McCarthy and the direction of Ipswich Town cast a shadow over the final weeks of the season, but there are still plenty of issues to be sorted at Portman Road. ANDY WARREN takes a look
Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy likes to think his team would be higher in the Championship table had it not been for key injuries this season and believes the core of a ‘pretty good squad’ is in place.