Norwich City in advanced talks over Ipswich Town summer friendly

Norwich and Ipswich are in advanced talks to revive the East Anglian derby this summer. Picture: Sim

Norwich and Ipswich are in advanced talks to revive the East Anglian derby this summer. Picture: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant

Norwich City chief executive David McNally is canvassing supporters for their thoughts on reviving the East Anglian derby against rivals Ipswich Town this summer.

Both clubs are in advanced talks for a close-season tussle between the old foes, but final approval is required from the relevant safety authorities to sanction a Carrow Road friendly, which is provisionally pencilled in for July 28.

McNally used his personal twitter account on Friday afternoon to tweet: 'Ok,would #ncfc fans like the club to play Ipswich in pre season. Any profit would go to the academy, & a donation to @SportingLight pls RT.'

City's first team squad is scheduled to return from their West Coast USA tour on July 26 ahead of the Premier League kick-off on August 17. Ipswich would be in the final stages of their preparations for the Championship season which is scheduled to begin two weeks earlier.

The two sets of fans have been denied the twice-a-season showpiece fixture since Norwich were promoted to the Premier League in 2010-11, when they inflicted a double dose of misery on their East Anglian rivals with a thumping 4-1 home win and an even more emphatic 5-1 success at Portman Road. City have yet to announce any home pre-season fixtures outside their tour to the United States, which will see them taking on Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa, San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers.