Supple Jim's number 1

Last updated : 21 July 2006 By Russell Claydon
At this stage last season, former boss Joe Royle left the number 1 shirt vacant after Kelvin Davis' departure to Sunderland so Supple and Price could have a fair fight for a place in his starting line-up.

Price, initially emerged as first-choice and got his first full cap for his country in a match against Cyprus.

Supple, wearing 31, replaced Price due to injury at the Walkers Stadium and impressed again in his home debut against Sheffield Wednesday before Price, so desperate to not lose his advantage, failed to tell Royle of a groin injury against Luton at the end of 2005 and struggled, resulting in Supple taking his place in the following game and not looking back since.

The young Irishman is highly rated by the Portman Road coaches and has been touted in the press as the next Shay Given.

Another Irishman, midfielder Owen Garvan has taken over Jim Magilton's number 7 shirt, with the boss registered at number 29.

Vermund Breeke-Skard will wear number 27 but "Vermund" will appear on the back of his jersey.

Price will wear 34 and of Town's strikers Forster will play in 8, Parkin in 9, Lee in 14, Bowditch 17, Haynes 18 and Clarke 24.