Inform winger Paddy McCourt is a major doubt after injuring his hamstring during the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
Peter Ramage and Luke Steele remain sidelined although Lewin Nyatanga could finally make the squad for the first time this season.
Jason Scotland, who scored for Ipswich against Barnsley the last time the SKY cameras covered this match, is set to face his former side, but only from the bench.
Last time out - Barnsley Team:
Jean Yves Mvoto
Head To Head
Last Six Ipswich v Barnsley results:
19/1/13 Ipswich 1-1 Barnsley (Championship)
29/9/12 Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich (Championship)
31/3/12 Ipswich 1-0 Barnsley (Championship)
10/12/11 Barnsley 3-5 Ipswich (Championship)
12/2/11 Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich (Championship)
13/11/10 Ipswich 1-3 Barnsley (Championship)
Ipswich Wins: 21
Barnsley Wins: 12
Ipswich Goals: 68
Barnsley Goals: 54
At Portman Road:
Ipswich Wins: 13
Barnsley Wins: 2
Ipswich Goals: 38
Barnsley Goals: 13
First Met In League: Ipswich 3-0 Barnsley Wednesday 28th August 1957.
Biggest Win: Barnsley 5-1 Ipswich Wednesday 4th September 1957 & Tuesday 2nd October 1990.
Biggest Defeat: Ipswich 6-1 Barnsley Monday 30th August 1999.
Last Home Win: Barnsley (Iain Hume 8, Jon Macken 90) 2-1 Ipswich (Liam Rosenior 45) Saturday 3rd October 2009.
Last Away Win: Ipswich (Tommy Smith 80) 1-3 Barnsley (Goran Lovre 21, Marton Fulop og 27, Garry O’Connor 50) Saturday 13th November 2010.
Last Home Draw: Barnsley (Stephen Dawson 73) 1-1 Ipswich (Aaron Cresswell 6) Saturday 29th September 2012.
Last Away Draw: Ipswich (Luke Chambers 56) 1-1 Barnsley (Danny Rose 89) Saturday 19th January 2013.
Last Home Defeat: Barnsley (Craig Davies 14, 89, Ricardo Vaz Te 39) 3-5 Ipswich (Keith Andrews 46, 49, Danny Collins 66, Michael Chopra 68, Jason Scotland 83). Saturday 10th December 2011.
Last Away Defeat: Ipswich (Daryl Murphy 48) 1-0 Barnsley Saturday 31st March 2012.
Last Away Meeting:
Saturday 19th January 2013.
Ipswich 1 1 Barnsley
Chambers 56 Rose 89
Scott Loach, Aaron Cresswell, Luke Chambers, Luke Hyam, Tommy Smith, Bradley Orr, Carlos Edwards, Guirane N’Daw, Lee Martin (Daryl Murphy 68), David McGoldrick (Michael Chopra 75), Aaron McLean (Frank Nouble 60).
Unused Subs: Arran Lee-Barrett, Elliott Hewitt, Patrick Kisnorbo, Andy Drury.
Manager: Mick McCarthy.
Luke Steele, Scott Golbourne (Matty Done 69), Stephen Foster, Martin Cranie, Tom Kennedy, John Stones, Stephen Dawson (Kelvin Etuhu 12), David Perkins, Jacob Mellis (Danny Rose 85), Chris Dagnall, Marlon Harewood.
Unused Subs: Ben Alnwick, Bobby Hassell, Scott Wiseman, Tomasz Cywka.
Manager: David Flitcroft.
Still at respective clubs:
Ipswich: 10 (Loach, Cresswell, Chambers, Hyam, Smith, Edwards, McGoldrick, Hewitt, Murphy, Nouble.)
Barnsley: 12 (Steele, Cranie, Kennedy, Dawson, Etuhu, Perkins, Mellis, Rose, Dagnall, Hassell, Wiseman, Cywka.)
Last six 2013-2014 results:
26/10/13 Bolton 1-1 Ipswich (Championship)
19/10/13 Ipswich 0-1 Burnley (Championship)
5/10/13 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Ipswich (Championship)
1/10/13 Derby 4-4 Ipswich (Championship)
28/9/13 Ipswich 2-0 Brighton (Championship)
22/9/13 Wigan 2-0 Ipswich (Championship)
W: 1 D: 3 L: 2 F: 8 A: 8 GD: 0 Points: 6
26/10/13 Barnsley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday (Championship)
19/10/13 Barnsley 3-2 Middlesbrough (Championship)
5/10/13 QPR 2–0 Barnsley (Championship)
1/10/13 Barnsley 1–1 Reading (Championship)
28/9/13 Leicester 2– 1 Barnsley (Championship)
21/9/13 Barnsley 1-5 Watford (Championship)
W: 1 D: 2 L: 3 F: 7 A: 13 GD: -6 Points: 5
Barnsley have only ever won twice at Ipswich, in 1998 and 2010. They have lost 13 and drawn four of the other 17 visits to Portman Road.
The Reds have only scored 13 goals at Portman Road and have only netted more than once on three occasions- 2010, 1998 and 1995.
Ipswich have scored in each of their last 11 matches with Barnsley and out of the 40 meetings overall they have only failed to find the net in seven of them.
The Tractor Boys have however only netted once in seven of the last eight meetings.
The two sides have met in front of the SKY cameras twice before, matches that have produced a staggering total of 14 goals. Ipswich beat the Reds 4-2 in the 2000 Division One Play-Off Final at Wembley and then two years ago, The Reds led 2-0 at half time at Oakwell thanks to goals from Craig Davies and Ricardo Vaz Te. But strikes on 46, 49, 66, 68 and 83 saw Ipswich surge 5-2 ahead before a late Davies free kick reduced the arrears. The result was even more incredible due to the fact Barnsley went into the game on the back of four straight wins whilst Ipswich had lost seven in a row.
Ipswich have had a mediocre start to the season under Reds legend Mick McCarthy and have won just four of their 14 matches in all competitions.
All those four victories have come at home, and only the division’s top three sides- Burnley, Leicester and QPR have won more home matches.
The Tractor Boys are one of only two Championship sides yet to draw at home this season, along with Bournemouth.
The Suffolk outfit have failed to win any of their last four matches, drawing three, and have won just one of the last six.
Barnsley are unbeaten in back to back matches for the first time this season. The last time they went three matches without defeat was in the final three games of 2012-2013.
The Football League’s leakiest defence has gone their first 12 matches without a clean sheet for the first time since 1952-53. Back then it took an amazing 19 matches to achieve their first shut out.
Barnsley have lost their first six away matches of a season for the first time ever. It is the first time they have lost six in a row on the road since February/March 2012 when they lost seven.
The Reds are hunting just a third victory in 16 outings.
The Reds have shipped 30 league goals this season, more than any other Championship side and 16 of those have come in the final 15 minutes of games.
2013-2014: Games: 11 Yellows: 37 Reds: 2
D’Urso has shown 17 yellow cards in his five Championship matches this season including EIGHT in the Brighton-Derby match on 10th August.
Last Ipswich match: Ipswich 3-1 Nottingham Forest, Tuesday 27th November 2012. (2 yellows for Ipswich)
Last Barnsley match: Barnsley 2-0 Leicester, Monday 1st April 2013. (1 yellow for Barnsley)
On This Day:
Played: 14 Won: 8 Drawn: 2 Lost: 4 Scored: 27 Conceded: 18.
Last match on the 1st November: 2008. Ipswich (Stead 2) 2-0 QPR. Att: 20,966.
Last win: 2008
Last draw: 1980
Last defeat: 2003
STAT! – Ipswich have won six of their last eight matches on this date.
Played: 18 Won: 4 Drawn: 5 Lost: 9 Scored: 20 Conceded: 27.
Last match on the 1st November: 2011. Barnsley (Davies, Gray) 2-1 Hull. ATT: 9,869.
Last win: 2011
Last draw: 1997
Last defeat: 2006
STAT! – Barnsley have won their last two matches on this date but had failed to win any of the six prior to this.
Saturday 2nd November 2013:
Watford v Leicester
Birmingham v Charlton
Blackburn v Middlesbrough
Bournemouth v Bolton
Doncaster v Brighton
Leeds v Yeovil
Millwall v Burnley
Nottingham Forest v Blackpool
QPR v Derby
Sheffield Wednesday v Reading
Wigan v Huddersfield