Ipswich Town's friendly with Stevenage at Needham Market is cancelled
Ipswich Town's friendly against Stevenage – scheduled to be played tomorrow lunchtime at Needham Market FC – has been called off.
It was announced late last week that the fixture had been switched to the Marketmen's Bloomfields base, having previously been due to be hosted by the EFL League Two side.
However, Ipswich have now confirmed that the encounter has been cancelled on Stevenage's request.
A short statement on the Stevenage website read: "Stevenage have now been forced to pull out of the fixture due to circumstances beyond the club's control."
As a result, Paul Cook's Tractor Boys will now have to wait until Saturday for some match action when they welcome Premier League outfit Crystal Palace – managed by World Cup winner Patrick Vieira – to Portman Road.
They then have a midweek trip to neighbouring Colchester United before their pre-season campaign ends on Saturday, July 31 with the visit of Championship side Millwall.
Details regarding tickets for both of the home friendlies are due to be released later today.