Absentees aplenty for Town

09 August 2010 11:00
Ipswich manager Roy Keane is without a host of players for the long Carling Cup trip to Exeter. Goalkeeper Marton Fulop and striker Tamas Priskin played well during Saturday's fine 3-1 win at Middlesbrough but the duo have been called up to the Hungary squad which will face England at Wembley on Wednesday. Centre-half Gareth McAuley was due to play for Northern Ireland against Montenegro on Wednesday in Podgorica but suffered a back injury at the Riverside and has withdrawn from the squad. To complete Keane's international worries midfielder Conor Hourihane is away with the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad. Winger Carlos Edwards created a goal for Priskin at the weekend before being forced off with a groin injury which will sideline him for several weeks while Mark Kennedy picked up a hamstring injury on his debut. Keane has hinted his youngsters will be asked to fill in so the likes of Troy Brown, Reggie Lambe and Jack Ainsley could get rare starts. Connor Wickham (ankle) and Damien Delaney (blood clot) remain out.

Source: PA