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Manager Excited By Ipswich Reunion

25 July 2013

Chris Kiwomya is looking forward to facing his former club Ipswich Town for the first time as a manager.

The County boss made a big impact at Portman Road as a player, having scored 64 goals in 259 appearances across eight years.  

During this spell, played a significant part in helping the Tractor Boys to reach the top-flight in 1992. 

Kiwomya scored 19 times in the Premier League and spent a further two seasons playing against the world’s elite, before Arsenal splashed £1.25 million for his services.

After retiring from his playing days, which also included a stint with Queen’s Park Rangers, Kiwomya returned to Ipswich as reserve team coach in 2008, where he helped to nurture some great talent. 

In an interview with #themag, he said: “The year we went up to the Premiership and I was top scorer, it was such a good time. 

“I can remember my first goal against Walsall and then two against Villa in the Quarter Finals of the cup and then scoring at Old Trafford - great memories.

“The Town was buzzing and playing against all the big sides and it was a great feeling.”

He continued: Jim Magilton brought me back to work with the development squad. 

“He was demanding, but a good guy, we had some good young players coming through, such as Connor Wickham, Dean Bowditch and Jordan Rhodes.

“I’m excited for the game - it’s going to be weird! 

“I’ve got a lot of friends coming to the game and I’m looking forward to welcoming Mick McCarthy.”

The manager tells the official matchday magazine more about his time at Portman Road. 

You can pick up #themag for just £3 from the club shop or online by clicking here

The Magpies face Ipswich at Meadow Lane on Saturday 27 July (3pm kick-off). For full ticket information, click here. 

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