A top coach at Ipswich Town - who helped the club return to the Premier League for the first time in 22 years - visited children at a Suffolk primary school to give an inspirational talk.

Martyn Pert, assistant manager to boss Kieran McKenna, spoke to pupils at Melton Primary School about the importance of perseverance and practice in achieving their goals.

As an example, he cited how the Ipswich team had reacted after losing 4-0 to promotion rivals Leeds United in December.

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He said in the aftermath of the defeat, the players had persevered and practised diligently, which ultimately led to the team finishing second in the Championship table and claiming an automatic promotion spot ahead of Leeds.

The school's headteacher Caroline Richardson said: “We were very excited when Martyn agreed to come and speak to the children in today’s assembly.

"Melton Primary School is dedicated to fostering a positive and caring environment which promotes high expectations of all children.

"Our learning in school is underpinned by the four key characteristics: reflection, courage, responsibility and perseverance.

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