Ipswich Town have linked up with Needham Market in a partnership that will see League One Town look to loan young players to the Southern Premier Division club in one of many benefits across a range of levels.

Needham, who are managed by former Town midfielder and Northern Ireland international Kevin Horlock, will also provide an option for any academy player released by Blues who wants to continue their pathway in football.

A pre-season friendly involving the two clubs is in the planning, while the Town’s Community Trust will have access to Needham’s excellent facilities, including a 3G pitch, to use for their coaching programmes.

Needham Market Academy students will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience, coaching within the Community Trust, shadowing key staff and providing a pathway into a career in coaching.

Read more: https://www.itfc.co.uk/news/2020/march/ipswich-town-and-needham-market-partnership/