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Ipswich Town defender George Edmundson feeling in good shape ahead of tomorrow's season opener against Bolton Wanderers

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Ipswich Town defender George Edmundson has declared himself 'raring to go' for the start of the new football season.

The defender, who arrived at Portman Road 12 months ago from Scottish giants Rangers, made the last of his 34 appearances for Ipswich during the 2021/22 campaign on March 8 due to a ligament injury.

However, having worked hard on his recovery alongside the club's physios over the summer, the 24-year-old feels in good shape going in to tomorrow's curtain raiser at home against Bolton Wanderers.

George Edmundson is fit for tomorrow's opener against Bolton Wanderers. Picture: Andy Jones
George Edmundson is fit for tomorrow's opener against Bolton Wanderers. Picture: Andy Jones

He told Ipswich's matchday programme: "I didn't really get a break over the summer.

"I was back into work just a couple of weeks after the season had finished, and I would see a physio multiple times a week. I was in the gym and pool for six or seven hours a day.

"After that, I came back in with the lads and pre-season started. I didn't do the double sessions until the Loughborough training camp as the physios didn't want to put me through too much and therefore suffer a setback.

"It's been a gradual build up and now I am in a position where I am ready for the season. I am raring to go."

Manchester-born Edmundson went on to reveal that he has a strong family connection with tomorrow's visitors.

"As a kid, I'd go to my granddad's and watch whatever game was on," he added.

"He was the only one in the family that had Sky Sports, and because he was a City fan, I supported them too. Dad wasn't too happy about that as he's a Bolton fan!

"Really though, he's a football fan. If the game at Portman Road got called off, he would go and watch Needham Market because he just loves football.

"He'll be at Portman Road supporting Ipswich, but his side of the family are all Bolton fans so they'll be buzzing for them to do well this season.

"For me, the focus is on getting back into the team and playing as many games as I can. I'm really looking forward to this season; it's going to be exciting."