Ipswich to honour Sir Bobby

Last updated : 14 July 2002 By Luke Thornhill
The trophy will be unveiled at Portman Road on Tuesday evening, in honour of the man who won the Suffolk club both the FA Cup and UEFA Cup in his tenure with the club.

The statue was commissioned by the Ipswich Town Supporters' Association and funded jointly by Ipswich Borough Council and local firm TXU.

'We're very pleased to be hosting the reception for Sir Bobby Robson and all of our guests from the Supporters Club, TXU and the Borough," sad Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks.

'The timing couldn't be better as we celebrate not only the unveiling of the statue, but also his recent knighthood in just recognition for his tremendous achievements in football.'