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Ipswich Town v Huddersfield: Leaders celebrate as Tractor Boys secure place in Premier League





Leaders have spoken of their pride after Ipswich Town’s barnstorming game against Huddersfield.

The Tractor Boys secured a 2-0 victory at Portman Road today, completing their fairytale return to the Premier League for the first time since 2002.

Cllr Lynne Mortimer, the mayor of Ipswich, described it as a ‘heroic championship season’ for The Blues.

Ipswich Town secured its place in the Premier League today. Picture: Russell Claydon
Ipswich Town secured its place in the Premier League today. Picture: Russell Claydon

She gave her thanks to the team, manager Kieran McKenna and the Blue Army for their support.

Cllr Mortimer added: “It was brilliant to see them promoted at the end of last season and it is just magic that they have won promotion again.

“Ipswich is probably the happiest town in England right now and I think I am the happiest mayor.”

Lynne Mortimer said it was a heroic season for The Blues. Picture: IBC
Lynne Mortimer said it was a heroic season for The Blues. Picture: IBC

Ipswich MP Tom Hunt is also savouring the victory.

He said Town securing its place in the Premier League was ‘simply amazing’.

Mr Hunt added: “I was lucky enough to be at Portman Road.

“It’s hard to put into words what this means for the town.”

Tom Hunt was at Portman Road for the game. Picture: Parliament
Tom Hunt was at Portman Road for the game. Picture: Parliament

Also pleased to see Ipswich win was the Reverend Martin Seeley, the bishop of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.

He said: “This is such great news for all the loyal fans, the club and for Ipswich.

Bishop Martin Seeley said he was proud of Ipswich Town. Picture: Keith Mindham
Bishop Martin Seeley said he was proud of Ipswich Town. Picture: Keith Mindham

“I am very proud of what the club has achieved, and to live in Ipswich and be a supporter.”