CHRIS BRAMMER looks at how two current Ipswich Town stars fared on their loan debuts for Rotherham United, and also reflects on the performances of a number of other players that left the club permanently in the summer.
Ipswich Town fans are desperate for some news of summer signings following a disappointing 16th place finish in the Championship, but this is traditionally a quiet time of year in football. Here's a few reasons why.
Former Ipswich Town centre-back Terry Butcher is delighted that the club have retained Luke Chambers' services and says the returns to fitness of Tommy Smith and Adam Webster will be like bringing in two new signings.
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that the club is set to sign midfielder Toumani Diagouraga on loan from Leeds United and that former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor will start a trial on Monday.
Jonas Knudsen is available again for Saturday's Championship match at Wigan Athletic, but Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has not ruled out sticking with Myles Kenlock at left-back and hinted there will be a few changes to his struggling team.
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy wants his side to re-enthuse supporters at Portman Road today in what will be their final warm-up ahead of the new Championship season, against Belgian second-tier side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (3pm ko).
Ipswich Town play their first pre-season friendly of 2016/17 today and, with a lack of new signings, the annual game against Irish side Shelbourne provides a golden opportunity for academy and fringe players to work their way into Mick McCarthy's plans.