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.
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