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Match Previews


3 May 2024

Match Previews


3 May 2024

A in-depth look at our final 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship fixture against Ipswich Town

- Ipswich Town vs Huddersfield Town
- Saturday 4 May 2024; 12.30pm
- Final 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship fixture

Travelling to Ipswich Town for our final fixture of the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship season, André Breitenreiter's Terriers make the trip south to Portman Road for a 12.30pm kick-off.

In the final fixture of our current campaign, Town take on promotion-chasing Ipswich Town - who will be relying on claiming all three points to ensure automatic promotion to the Premier League.


Sitting second in the Sky Bet Championship with 93 points to their name, the Tractor Boys have lost just six games this season, drawing 12 and winning 27 since August last year.

Remaining in the top six for the entirety of their current campaign, Ipswich Town have excelled since winning promotion to the second division last season - and, should they walk away with all three points on Saturday, will earn themselves back-to-back promotions.


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Named 2023/24 Championship Manager of the Season, Kieran McKenna was appointed Manager of Ipswich Town in December 2021 - and has since seen the Club go from strength to strength.

Previously working alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjær and José Mourinho as Assistant Manager at Manchester United, the 37-year-old also managed both the Red Devils' and Tottenham Hotspur's Under 18s sides before landing his first managerial position at Portman Road.

Since arriving in Suffolk, McKenna has since set a new club record for not conceding a goal, guided his side to a 19-game unbeaten run, alongside being named the EFL League One Manager of the Month on two consecutive occasions last season.

Now just one game away from sealing automatic promotion to the Premier League, Ipswich Town have boasted an exceptional run of form since McKenna's appointment.


Victorious on Tuesday evening, the Tractor Boys claimed all three points against Coventry City thanks to goals from Kieffer Moore and Cameron Burgess.

Putting his side ahead within the first ten minutes, a lone Moore slotted the ball past the 'keeper before Burgess found the end of Davis' free-kick to see his shot deflect in off the post - with the result taking Ipswich one step closer to automatic promotion.

Previous Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Hladký; Davis, Burgess, Edmundson, Tuanzebe; Luongo, Morsy; Broadhead, Hutchinson, Burns; Moore


Lining up in a 4-2-3-1 for each of their fixtures this season, McKenna's side have remained consistent in structure throughout the entirety of their campaign.

Usually allowing Bournemouth loanee Kieffer Moore to play up front as a lone striker, often with Omari Hutchinson, Nathan Broadhead, and Conor Chaplin just behind, their pressing play forces mistakes from the opposition which the Tractor Boys can then capitalise on.


Kieffer Moore

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Currently on loan from Premier League outfit AFC Bournemouth, the 31-year-old rejoined the Tractor Boys in February until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Having previously signed for Ipswich Town in 2017, Moore made just 11 substitute appearances during his initial stint at Portman Road, before joining Rotherham United on loan and going on to play for Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, Cardiff City, and, most recently, AFC Bournemouth.

Appearing in all 17 matches that he has been available since arriving in Suffolk, the striker has found the back of the net seven times this season, assisting on one occasion too.

Omari Hutchinson

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Featuring in all but two of Ipswich Town's 44 fixtures so far, the 20-year-old winger has undoubtedly made his mark at Portman Road since arriving on loan from Chelsea last year.

Starting his youth career in West London, Hutchinson rejoined the Blues in 2022 after being released 10 years prior, before signing for the Tractor Boys in July 2023.

Unable to cement himself in the starting eleven initially, the Jamaican international has started every game for his side since mid-March - following an outstanding run of form in February, scoring three times, assisting twice, and being named the EFL Championship Player of the Month. 

Conor Chaplin

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A product of the Portsmouth Academy, 27-year-old Conor Chaplin is known for his versatility on the pitch - excelling both in play and in front of goal.

Absent on just two occasions this season, the attacking midfielder boasts 13 goals and eight assists so far this campaign - taking his overall tally to 53 goals in 145 appearances for Ipswich Town.

Earning himself the Sky Bet League One Golden Boot last season - thanks to a total of 26 league goals for the Tractor Boys - he was also crowned Ipswich Town's Player of the Season, as well as being named in the EFL League One Team of the Season.


Head Coach André Breitenreiter addressed the media ahead of our final Sky Bet Championship fixture on Thursday 2 May 2024. You can watch the press conference back in full via HTTV on YouTube below or via THIS LINK.


Wearing acid lime for the final time on Saturday, there's still time to get your own replica kit before the end of the season - and Town supporters can enjoy 30% off at our Club Shop!

CLICK HERE to get yours online.


Selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports, our final game will only be available to stream in selected overseas markets.

However, supporters can still access live match commentary via iFollow HTAFC with both season passes and match passes available for just £2.50.

To find out more about iFollow, please CLICK HERE.


Supporters unable to join us for our final fixture will be able to watch every kick via Sky Sports, who have selected the game at Portman Road for exclusive live broadcast.

The match is available on Sky Sports Main Event from 11.30am on Saturday.

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