Skuse: A massive honour

Cole Skuse described making 250 appearances for Ipswich Town as a “massive honour”.

The 33-year-old midfielder, who arrived at Portman Road in 2013 having progressed through the youth system and spent nine years at Bristol City, made his 250th appearance for Blues against MK Dons last week, and is now on 251 having played in the win over Gillingham at the weekend.

“I’m very proud, but I didn’t actually know I’d got to that number, my wife had to tell me before the 249th game!” Skuse told the Club website.

“It came as a surprise but it’s certainly something to be proud of. It’s a big achievement when I think about it.

“To play more than 300 games for Bristol City, my boyhood club, and then get such a good move here and go on to make 250 appearances is a massive honour – not just for me but also my family.

“I’ve met some amazing people here, a lot of which are behind the scenes. They’re the ones that help you achieve things like this and I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those people.”

Cole Skuse was also at Portman Road yesterday to kick off the Club’s new Class of Blues initiative.

The Blues midfielder met Year 2 children from Grange Community Primary School and handed out their complimentary tickets for Town’s match with Tranmere Rovers this Saturday.

Pupils visited the stadium for a guided tour while also having lunch in a hospitality suite before receiving English and mathematics lessons with a ‘football twist’.

The Class of Blues initiative is part of the Club’s efforts to engage further with young supporters, including schemes such as First Time FansSchool of the Day and Junior Announcer.

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