Clarke ruled out of Tractor Boys tie
The striker, who was released from Portman Road in the summer, is still recovering from a knee injury sustained against Barnsley at the start of the month. Boss Ian Holloway has midfielder David Vaughan available at Bloomfield Road after serving a one-match suspension. However, defender Alex Baptiste will be assessed after he limped off with a tight hamstring 15 minutes from the end of the 2-0 win at Derby on Boxing Day. Midfielder Charlie Adam and striker Brett Ormerod, who scored both goals at Pride Park, were all hit by a virus over Christmas but the only player to miss out because of the bug was goalkeeper Matt Gilks. Midfielder Hameur Bouazza has joined up with the Algeria squad ahead of the African Nations Cup and will miss out against Ipswich and the league games against Cardiff and QPR.
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