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Ipswich coach Gary Ablett in cancer battle

Ipswich coach Gary Ablett has been diagnosed with a form of blood cancer.

The 44-year-old former Liverpool and Everton defender was taken ill last week and has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Ablett was in charge of Stockport as they were relegated to npower League Two last season but recently took up a coaching role at Ipswich under Roy Keane and is currently in hospital in Suffolk.

An Everton statement said: “Our thoughts are with Gary and his family at this time.”

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