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Football writer Carl Marston assesses the continued strong links between Ipswich Town and Colchester United, ahead of this Friday's pre-season friendly

Football writer Carl Marston has visited 120 Football League grounds over the last 30 years, many of them reporting on Ipswich. Here he recalls Town visits to the old Layer Road

Former Ipswich Town keeper Dean Gerken is all set to return to where his career all started - at Colchester United.

Sammie Szmodics' long 16-year association with his boyhood club, Colchester United, is finally over.

U's and me

Carl Marston has never really recovered from his first game as a Colchester United reporter, when keeper Ron Green went walkabout once too often (twice actually) in a crazy 4-4 draw against Rochdale in 1992. But he is still following the U’s… Follow him on twitter @Carl_Marston

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