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Ipswich Town's CEO discusses a hectic summer of transfer activity at Portman Road

It has been a summer unlike any other for Ipswich Town and their CEO Mark Ashton.

More than 20 members of the previous season's squad departed Portman Road, while 19 have arrived as manager Paul Cook oversaw sweeping changes.

During a wide-ranging discussion with iFollow Ipswich, Ashton reflects on a busy couple of months in the transfer market, refutes the suggestion that finances motivated a number of the new players to join the club and urges supporters to be patient while the new-look team gels.

Meanwhile, the final signing of the summer – Samy Morsy – has lost his appeal against the red card he received during Middlesbrough's Championship fixture with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend.

The 29-year-old was dismissed late on at The Riverside following a challenge on Tyler Magloire.

But having seen the decision upheld, Morsy will miss Ipswich's next three matches against Bolton Wanderers (H), Sheffield Wednesday (H) and Lincoln City (A).

The Egyptian will be eligible to make his Blues bow when West Ham Under-21 visit Portman Road on Tuesday, September 14 in the Papa John’s Trophy

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