2017–18 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2017–18 season
Owner Marcus Evans
Manager Mick McCarthy
(left April 2018)
Bryan Klug
(from April 2018)
Stadium Portman Road
Championship 12th
FA Cup Third round
EFL Cup Second round
(vs. Crystal Palace)
Top goalscorer League: Martyn Waghorn (16)
All: Martyn Waghorn (16)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2017–18 season was Ipswich Town's 16th consecutive season in the second tier of English football and 140th year in existence.[1] Along with competing in the Championship, the club also participated in the FA Cup and League Cup.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Players[edit]

As of 7 August 2017.[2]

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Dean Gerken
2 England DF Dominic Iorfa (on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
3 Denmark DF Jonas Knudsen
4 England DF Luke Chambers (captain)
6 England DF Adam Webster
7 England MF Teddy Bishop
8 England MF Cole Skuse (vice-captain)
9 England FW Martyn Waghorn
10 Republic of Ireland FW David McGoldrick
11 Kosovo FW Bersant Celina (on loan from Manchester City)
12 England DF Jordan Spence
14 England FW Joe Garner
15 England MF Tom Adeyemi
16 England DF Callum Connolly (on loan from Everton)
No. Position Player
18 England MF Grant Ward
19 England MF Luke Hyam
20 England FW Freddie Sears
22 England MF Tristan Nydam
23 England MF Andre Dozzell
24 Wales GK Michael Crowe
25 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Gleeson
26 Republic of Ireland FW Aaron Drinan
27 United States DF Cameron Carter-Vickers (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
28 Mauritius MF Kévin Bru
30 England DF Myles Kenlock
32 The Gambia MF Mustapha Carayol
33 Poland GK Bartosz Białkowski
44 Wales MF Emyr Huws

Pre-season[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

On 10 May 2017, Ipswich Town announed a pre-season friendly against Charlton Athletic.[3] The club confirmed Peterborough United as a second confirmed pre-season fixture, with the match split into two games of 60 minutes each.[4] Mick McCarthy's men will travel to Republic of Ireland for a week and play Drogheda United whilst on tour.[5] Colchester United were also confirmed for pre-season opposition.[6] Four days later, Gillingham was added to the list of oppositions to face.[7]

Competitions[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Sheffield United 46 20 9 17 62 55 +7 69
11 Bristol City 46 17 16 13 67 58 +9 67
12 Ipswich Town 46 17 9 20 57 60 −3 60
13 Leeds United 46 17 9 20 59 64 −5 60
14 Norwich City 46 15 15 16 49 60 −11 60
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Result summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 15 7 16 47 48  −1 52 8 4 7 24 19  +5 7 3 9 23 29  −6

Last updated: 17 March 2017.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHHAHAHHAHAAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHA
ResultWWWWLLWLWLLLWLWDDLWWLWLDLLWDLWDDLWWDLL
Position54322456581011101189910979810101112111212121213131312121212
Updated to match(es) played on 17 March 2018. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[8][9]

FA Cup[edit]

In the FA Cup, Ipswich Town entered the competition in the third round and were drawn at home against Sheffield United.[11]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, the first round draw took place with a trip to Luton Town confirmed.[12] Another away tie was announced, when they were drawn away to Crystal Palace in the second round.[13]

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CM England Tom Adeyemi Wales Cardiff City Free [14]
1 July 2017 CF England Joe Garner Scotland Rangers Undisclosed [15]
1 July 2017 DM Wales Emyr Huws Wales Cardiff City Undisclosed [16]
7 August 2017 CF England Martyn Waghorn Scotland Rangers Undisclosed [17]
4 January 2018 CF Republic of Ireland Aaron Drinan Republic of Ireland Warterford Undisclosed [18]
19 January 2018 CM Republic of Ireland Stephen Gleeson England Birmingham City Free [19]
31 January 2018 RB Republic of Ireland Barry Cotter Republic of Ireland Limerick Undisclosed [20]
31 January 2018 RM The Gambia Mustapha Carayol England Nottingham Forest Free [21]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB Scotland Christophe Berra Scotland Heart of Midlothian Mutual consent [22][a]
1 July 2017 CF Republic of Ireland Leon Best Charlton Athletic Released [24][b]
1 July 2017 CM England Giles Coke Free agent Released [24]
1 July 2017 CB England Paul Digby Mansfield Town Released [24][c]
1 July 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas Free agent Released [24]
1 July 2017 GK England Jacob Marsden Free agent Released [24]
1 July 2017 CB England Joe Robinson Free agent Released [24]
14 July 2017 CF Jersey Brett Pitman Portsmouth Undisclosed [27]
17 July 2017 CB England Steven Taylor Peterborough United Released [28][d]
22 January 2018 CB New Zealand Tommy Smith United States Colorado Rapids Undisclosed [30]
26 January 2018 CM Republic of Ireland Adam McDonnell Aldershot Town Free [31]
31 January 2018 RB England George Fowler Aldershot Town Free [32]
  1. ^ Christophe Berra joined Heart of Midlothian following his departure.[23]
  2. ^ Leon Best joined Charlton Athletic following his release from the club.[25]
  3. ^ Paul Digby joined Mansfield Town following his release from the club.[26]
  4. ^ Steven Taylor joined Peterborough United following his release.[29]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
3 July 2017 AM Kosovo Bersant Celina Manchester City 30 June 2018 [33]
14 July 2017 RB England Dominic Iorfa Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 June 2018 [34]
31 August 2017 CB England Callum Connolly Everton 30 June 2018 [35]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
10 July 2017 CF England Kieffer Moore Rotherham United 30 June 2018 [36]
13 July 2017 RB England Josh Emmanuel Rotherham United 30 June 2018 [37]
30 August 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Adam McDonnell Aldershot Town 29 November 2017 [38][a]
30 August 2017 RB England George Fowler Aldershot Town 29 November 2017 [38][b]
  1. ^ On 1 November, Adam McDonnell extended his loan spell at Aldershot Town for a further month.[39]
  2. ^ On 1 November, George Fowler extended his loan spell at Aldershot Town for a further month.[39]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

Last updated 31 March[40]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England Dean Gerken 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
24 GK Wales Michael Crowe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK Poland Bartosz Białkowski 38 0 37 0 1 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF England Dominic Iorfa 25 1 20+3 1 1 0 1 0
3 DF Denmark Jonas Knudsen 36 0 34 0 1 0 1 0
4 DF England Luke Chambers 36 1 34 1 1 0 1 0
5 DF New Zealand Tommy Smith 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF England Adam Webster 24 0 20+3 0 0 0 1 0
12 DF England Jordan Spence 32 3 29+3 3 0 0 0 0
16 DF England Callum Connolly 28 3 24+3 3 1 0 0 0
27 DF United States Cameron Carter-Vickers 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF England Myles Kenlock 11 0 9 0 1 0 1 0
38 DF England Patrick Webber 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
39 DF England Luke Woolfenden 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
40 DF England Chris Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
43 DF England George Fowler 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Midfielders
7 MF England Teddy Bishop 4 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF England Cole Skuse 34 1 33 1 0 0 1 0
15 MF England Tom Adeyemi 5 0 4+1 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF England Danny Rowe 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 1 0
18 MF England Grant Ward 31 1 22+9 1 0 0 0 0
19 MF England Luke Hyam 12 0 3+8 0 1 0 0 0
21 MF England Flynn Downes 12 0 3+7 0 0 0 2 0
22 MF England Tristan Nydam 15 0 7+6 0 0 0 2 0
23 MF England Andre Dozzell 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF Republic of Ireland Stephen Gleeson 7 0 4+3 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF Mauritius Kévin Bru 10 0 3+6 0 1 0 0 0
32 MF The Gambia Mustapha Carayol 3 1 2+1 1 0 0 0 0
37 MF Republic of Ireland Adam McDonnell 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 1+1 0
44 MF Wales Emyr Huws 5 0 3+2 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 FW England Martyn Waghorn 38 12 31+5 12 0+1 0 0+1 0
10 FW Republic of Ireland David McGoldrick 24 8 18+4 6 1 0 1 2
11 FW Kosovo Bersant Celina 33 8 20+10 7 1 0 2 1
14 FW England Joe Garner 32 10 29+3 10 0 0 0 0
20 FW England Freddie Sears 32 0 12+19 0 1 0 0 0
34 FW Australia Ben Folami 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
35 FW England Ben Morris 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
36 FW New Zealand Monty Patterson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
42 FW Republic of Ireland Shane McLoughlin 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Last updated: 16 August 2017
Source:Competitions

Clean sheets[edit]

Last updated on 21 January 2017.
Place Number Nation Name Championship EFL Cup FA Cup Total
1 33 Poland Bartosz Białkowski 2 0 0 2

References[edit]

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