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 Chambers, Loach and Luongo join ITFC in July

The marcus evans owned Ipswich Town Football Club (ITFC) is preparing for a successful season, with several new players and a partnership with the BBC announced in July.  

Luke Chambers (pictured) joined the team, on a three-year deal. The 26-year old defender used to play for Nottingham Forest since January 2007, where he was named Player of the Year by fans in 2010/2011. He was also handed the captain's armband by new manager Steve McClaren at the start of 2011.  

Keeper Scott Loach from Watford is also on a three-year contract with ITFC. The 24-year old earned 14 England U21 caps during his time at Watford. A fan of ITFC since a young age, Loach is a welcome addition to the team.  

Tottenham midfielder Massimo Luongo has joined ITFC on a season long loan. The 19-year old was capped twice by Australia at U20 level. He made his first team debut last season, in Tottenham's Carling Cup penalty shoot-out defeat by Stoke.  

ITFC supporters should be delighted with the news that BBC Radio Suffolk will continue to broadcast live radio commentary of every game until 2015. This will include interviews with the team's manager and comments from the players.  

On a different note, the West Stand at Portman Road has been renamed the East of England Co-operative Stand, as a sponsor of the team.  

For more information on ITFC and to purchase 2012/2013 season tickets, please visit the club website:

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