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Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook reportedly sends a number of senior players to start pre-season with under-23s




A whole host of senior players look set to begin pre-season training at Ipswich Town later this week with the club's under-23s.

Manager Paul Cook, who was appointed in March of this year, has made no secret of the fact that he intends to make sweeping changes to his squad this summer.

A number of players – including the likes of Luke Chambers, Alan Judge and Oli Hawkins – have already headed through the Portman Road exit door, with a large majority of those remaining thought to be available for transfer.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook is looking to make sweeping changes this summer. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook is looking to make sweeping changes this summer. Picture: Barry Goodwin

And to further press home his point, a leaked list on social media with instructions from Cook seems to show that a number of the previous term's squad will work away from the first team when training gets under way at the weekend.

Flynn Downes, Kayden Jackson, Armando Dobra and Myles Kenlock are all named, as are Teddy Bishop and Jack Lankester, who today have been linked with moves to MK Dons and Cambridge United respectively.

Callum Page – a recent signing from non-league Needham Market after a lengthy trial – will also link up with the under-23s, as will reported Manchester United transfer target Liam Gibbs.

Another leaked document shows that just 11 players will report for first-team training with Cook, including new additions Lee Evans and Wes Burns. The others are: Janoi Donacien, Idris El Mizouni, Tomas Holy, Corrie Ndaba, Jon Nolan, James Norwood, Toto Nsiala, Kane Vincent Young and Luke Woolfenden.

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