St Mirren in pre-season Ipswich match talks

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ST MIRREN are in talks about hosting a pre-season match against Ipswich Town as the Championship outfit try to organise a short summer break in Scotland.

Ipswich manager Mick Mc-Carthy, the former Celtic defender, has taken his Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers sides north of the border for warm-up matches in the past and is hoping to arrange another trip with his latest club.

He said: “We’re looking at that. I just thought it would be nice if we could travel on a Friday, play on a Saturday, play on the Tuesday and come back Wednesday.

“I’ve spoken to St Mirren about it, but it’s not confirmed as yet.

“That would be a nice mini trip that doesn’t involve too many nights away.”

McCarthy clearly isn’t planning on fitting in some warm- weather training. “We’ll get a good Scottish tan and come back blue,” he said.