Lineups

Ipswich Town

( 4-3-3 )

  • 1. T. Holý

  • 4. L. Chambers Goal

  • 6. L. Woolfenden

  • 3. S. Ward

  • 22. A. Nsiala

  • 15. T. Bishop

  • 23. A. Dozzell

  • 11. J. Nolan

  • 18. A. Judge

  • 20. F. Sears Goal Goal

  • 25. A. Drinan

Substitutes

  • 28. D. Cornell

  • 5. J. Wilson

  • 44. E. Huws

  • 19. C. Ndaba

  • 7. G. Edwards

  • 14. J. Lankester

  • 32. O. Hawkins

England - EFL Cup

29' F. Sears 29' Goal 29'   Sears F. Sears 44' L. Chambers 44' Goal 44'   Chambers L. Chambers 68' F. Sears 68' Goal 68'   Sears F. Sears
Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town

3 - 0

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

  • 29
    1 - 0
  • 44
    2 - 0
  • HT
    2 - 0
  • 68
    3 - 0
  • Date: 05/09/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Portman Road
  • Referee: Will Finnie
Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers - Preview

Date published: 9/3/2020 7:49:15 PM

Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers - Preview

Flynn Dowes left out of Ipswich squad for Bristol Rovers cup clash

Ipswich midfielder Flynn Downes will miss the Carabao Cup first round visit of Bristol Rovers after being given time off to “clear his head” amid ongoing transfer speculation.

Town have rejected two recent offers from a Premier League club for Downes and manager Paul Lambert hopes the England Under-20 international will benefit from a short break before returning next week.

Oli Hawkins is among the summer signings hoping to make his Ipswich debut against Rovers while James Norwood and James Wilson could be in contention after returning to action following groin and calf problems respectively.

Teenage forward Armando Dobra is absent as he has been called up by Albania Under-21s for their European Championship qualifiers.

Bristol Rovers boss Ben Garner must decide who to start up front for their season opener following the sale of star striker Jonson Clarke-Harris to Peterborough.

Summer signing Jonah Ayunga is in contention, while fellow new arrival Sam Nicholson and returning loan forward Jayden Mitchell-Lawson offer other options in attack.

Zain Westbrooke, Max Ehmer and Josh Grant are among the other newcomers at Rovers this season and they will be hoping to make their debuts.

Out-of-favour duo Abu Ogogo and Kyle Bennett look to have played their final games for the club while it remains to be seen when Tom Davies and Josh Barrett will be fit to return after injury.

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  • EFL Cup
  • Round 1
  • Portman Road
  • Will Finnie
  • 05 Sep, 15:00

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Lineups

Ipswich Town
(4-3-3)
Bristol Rovers
(5-3-2)
  • 1. T. Holý

  • 4. L. Chambers Goal

  • 6. L. Woolfenden

  • 3. S. Ward

  • 22. A. Nsiala

  • 15. T. Bishop

  • 23. A. Dozzell

  • 11. J. Nolan

  • 18. A. Judge

  • 20. F. Sears Goal Goal

  • 25. A. Drinan

Substitutes

  • 28. D. Cornell

  • 5. J. Wilson

  • 44. E. Huws

  • 19. C. Ndaba

  • 7. G. Edwards

  • 14. J. Lankester

  • 32. O. Hawkins

  • 1. J. van Stappershoef

  • 15. A. Kilgour

  • 2. M. Little

  • 26. J. Baldwin

  • 4. J. Grant

  • 3. L. Leahy

  • 20. C. Hargreaves

  • 5. M. Ehmer

  • 11. S. Nicholson

  • 8. Z. Westbrooke

  • 10. J. Mitchell-Lawson

Substitutes

  • 31. A. André

  • 18. M. Kelly

  • 22. J. Hare

  • 25. C. Harries

  • 6. E. Upson

  • 28. Z. Walker

  • 21. J. Ayunga

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Ipswich Town v Bristol Rovers

    Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers - Match Report

    Date published: 9/5/2020 10:55:03 PM

    ‘The football was incredible’ – Paul Lambert revels in Ipswich display

    Town saw off Bristol Rovers 3-0 in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

    Ipswich manager Paul Lambert said there were "so many good things" about his team's display in their 3-0 Carabao Cup first-round victory against Bristol Rovers.

    Two well-taken goals from Freddie Sears either side of skipper Luke Chambers' header from a corner comfortably saw the Blues into the second round.

    In an empty Portman Road due to current Covid-19 restrictions on spectators, the Town boss was delighted with his team's performance.

    "The football was incredible. Incredible movement off the ball, the goals were excellent I thought," he said.

    "The football we played was excellent against a good side, they've got good movement, but delighted with how we played."

    Lambert praised 22-year-old debutant Aaron Drinan for his performance as the central striker in a front three.

    "He deserved the chance," he said. "As I've said before, show me what you've got in pre-season and if I like it then you've got a chance. I thought the lad was great.

    "But there were so many good things today. So many guys came to the fore and it was an all-round team performance which I thought was very, very good.

    "The midfield three's movement was excellent, going beyond, going short, the link-up play, playing one-touch, two touch football was excellent.

    "And I thought Freddie [Sears], [Alan] Judge caused them no end of problems.

    "It's not great without supporters, but hopefully we can get them back as quickly as we can and as safe as we can."

    Bristol Rovers boss Ben Garner felt his side paid the price for not taking their opportunities.

    He said: "They took their chances. We made mistakes and got punished and we didn't take ours. The goals gave them confidence and knocked us a little bit.

    "We created four or five really good chances and didn't take them. You can't do that. We have to be better in both boxes, we have to be more resolute but we also have to be more clinical at the other end.

    "At 1-0, we missed a great chance, which ties the game, at 2-0 down, we miss a great chance which gets us back into the game. Even late on, with chances and opportunities to build pressure on them, we didn't take them – and that's the fine lines of football.

    "There's positives in there. I think the first goal knocked us out of our stride a little bit and we need to be tougher mentally than that. We need to commit to the way we're going to play and keep doing it.

    "There were some really good parts to the game and there were some decent individual performances in there but we need to put that all together very quickly and make sure that we're getting strong performances and good results."

    Lineups

    Bristol Rovers

    ( 5-3-2 )

    • 1. J. van Stappershoef

    • 15. A. Kilgour

    • 2. M. Little

    • 26. J. Baldwin

    • 4. J. Grant

    • 3. L. Leahy

    • 20. C. Hargreaves

    • 5. M. Ehmer

    • 11. S. Nicholson

    • 8. Z. Westbrooke

    • 10. J. Mitchell-Lawson

    Substitutes

    • 31. A. André

    • 18. M. Kelly

    • 22. J. Hare

    • 25. C. Harries

    • 6. E. Upson

    • 28. Z. Walker

    • 21. J. Ayunga