Ipswich Town date set

West Ham United will take on Ipswich Town in a pre-season friendly at Portman Road on Saturday 31 July.

The Hammers will make the trip up the A12 to Suffolk for what promises to be an entertaining game against Roy Keane's side, who ended last season 15th in the Championship.

West Ham last visited Ipswich for a pre-season fixture on 4 August 2008, when Dean Ashton scored a hat-trick in a 5-3 victory for the visitors. Craig Bellamy and Mark Noble (pictured) were also on target.


The most recent competitive meetings between the two clubs came in the Division One play-offs at the climax of the 2004/05 season. A 2-2 draw at the Boleyn Ground was followed by an unforgettable 2-0 win at Portman Road in the second leg.

Tickets for the forthcoming friendly, which will kick-off at 3pm, will be priced at £20 for adults, £15 for Over-60s, Under-20s, full-time students and disabled supporters, and £5 for Under-16s.

The Hammers will also travel to League One outfit MK Dons for a friendly match on Wednesday 28 July, with kick-off at 7.30pm.