The under-performing Ipswich Town players have got a swish new team bus to take them to away games around the country.
Manager Paul Lambert and the team, which is certain to be relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time in more than 60 years, used the bus for the first time today.
The bus, emblazoned with inspirational quotes to spur the floundering team on, was spotted arriving at West Bromwich for today’s match.
Ipswich fan Maurice Piper took this photo of the Ipswich team bus today and sent it to the Suffolk Gazette.
“It looks very smart,” he said, “and will look nice at it drives around the motorway network for away matches in League One next season.
“It certainly makes a statement.”
Ipswich Town bus expert
Team Bus expert Will Brame said the new vehicle was the latest in a string of PR measures led by boss Lambert.
“It’s one piece of good news after another,” he said.
The club has employed local woman Lorraine Fisher, 34, to be the coach driver.
Ipswich are bottom the league and showing no prospect of ever winning another football match.